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ERIC Number: ED479559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
An Instructional Strategy Framework for Online Learning Environments.
Johnson, Scott D.; Aragon, Steven R.
The rapid growth of Web-based instruction has raised many questions about the quality of online courses. It appears that many online courses are simply modeled after traditional forms of instruction instead of incorporating a design that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Web-based learning environments. This paper describes a research and development effort that evolved during the creation of an HRD graduate program (HRE Online) that was taught entirely online. It presents a conceptual framework that can guide the development of online courses. The authors contend that powerful online learning environments need to contain a combination of these principles: address individual differences; motivate the student; avoid information overload; create a real-life context; encourage social interaction; provide hands-on activities; and encourage student reflection. Specific examples of instructional strategies that fit the framework are described in detail. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.