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ERIC Number: ED477063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Turning Points: Learning from Online Discussions in an Off-Campus Course.
McAlpine, Iain; Ashcroft, Bill
Developing a course for online study by off-campus students requires a major change of approach to teaching and learning. This study outlines the constructivist theoretical basis and the approach to teaching applied in the development of a humanities course. The study includes analysis of the turning points in the students' learning as identified in asynchronous discussion postings and evaluation feedback from a post-course questionnaire. Analysis of discussions and student feedback are used to demonstrate student learning and attitudes to the new mode of study. (Contains 11 references and 2 tables.) (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.