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ERIC Number: ED485007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
What Ever Happened to Crayons? How Interactive Activities such as NetConferenceing Enlist Learning
Gannon-Cook, Ruth; Crawford, Caroline
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago, IL, Oct 19-23, 2004
Interactive activities offer innumerable possibilities within eLearning environments. As such, one possibility within the interactive activity realm is netconferencing, so as to support the learning objectives. Enhancements within the eLearning environment support the learner?s focus upon knowledge and conceptual framework of understanding. Netconferencing supports numerous components that are difficult to create within an eLearning environment. As such, netconferencing is an appropriate venue to focus attention towards meeting learning objectives. A linkage between aspects will occur. But net conferencing is not a panacea; it is one tool to facilitate interactivities within e-Learning. A bridge between what the students already know and need to know still needs to be created, and the construction of that bridge may require a number of bricks, concretes, and steel scaffolding to make it sound. Inclusion of interactivities that incorporate mental tools such as metaphors, inscriptions, narratives, and symbolic representations provide sound groundwork for bridging the gap between echnology and learning. New technologies, such as net conferencing can then cross the bridge to mediate with learners more effectively.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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