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ERIC Number: ED500169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
Evaluation of a Blended Course from the Viewpoint of Constructivism
Alim, Feride
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007)
This paper was written to evaluate an undergraduate course, Internet Applications in Education, given at Computer Education and Instructional Technologies department at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. In this paper, the researcher analyzes underlying design rationalities of this course from the viewpoint of Constructivism. After analyzing, Internet Applications in Education course, the researcher saw that many of the constructivist instructional strategies are used effectively in this course. Some different technologies are used, because in constructivism, there is a need for information to be presented in a variety of different ways (Ertmer & Newby, 1993). Eventually, the researcher strongly supports the idea of Ertmer & Newby (1993), to be successful, meaningful, and lasting; learning must include all three of these crucial factors: activity (practice), concept (knowledge), and culture (context) (Brown at al., 1989 cited in Ertmer & Newby, 1993). Since all these components are used effectively, it is a successful lesson in which constructivism is integrated influentially.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey