ERIC Number: ED477025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Designing High Quality Learning Environments: Reflections on Some Successes and Failures.
Hedberg, John G.
Over the past decade, there have been many changes in the tools used to design, the ways information can be represented and the underpinning theories which drive educational experiences. This paper focuses on several examples of software design that have been pedagogically successful and have demonstrated what is possible in software design and online learning. Contrasts are made with some examples of the current push into e-learning and how best to structure learning environments to ensure student participation and high quality learning outcomes especially when students come from differing backgrounds and cultural traditions. A summary of key projects and their focus is presented at the end of the paper. (Contains 15 references and 2 figures.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Design Preferences, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.