ERIC Number: ED477077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Teaching and Learning Activities in the Online Classroom: A Constructivist Perspective.
Odin, Jaishree K.
To establish standards of quality in online courses developed through the University of Hawaii's Asynchronous Learning project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a preliminary study of courses from various disciplines was conducted. The aim of the study was to identify teaching activities that contributed to the creation of a high quality interactive classroom where students were actively engaged in the process of learning. The study showed that a direct relationship exists between the teaching activities and the frequency and quality of collaborative learning in the online classroom. Carefully crafted teaching activities contribute toward creating the social presence of the teacher, which directly or indirectly shapes the learning environment and thus significantly impacts the desired learning outcomes. (Contains 12 references and 1 figure.) (Author)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Online Systems, Teaching Methods
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