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ERIC Number: EJ1016940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Designing a Web-Based Multimedia Learning Environment with Laurillard's Conversational Framework: An Investigation on Instructional Relationships
Neo, Mai; Neo, Ken Tse-Kian; Lim, Sally Thian-Li
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v12 n3 p39-50 Jul 2013
Classrooms today have received a significant overhaul with the inclusion of ICT and new learning pedagogies. Advancements in computing and multimedia technologies in education have resulted in an emerging breed of technologically proficient learners. Today's students are "digital natives" and very influenced by current digital environments for information acquisition, communication and interaction. Currently, many Malaysian classrooms still practice conventional teaching methods which pose many limitations to the student's learning process as interactions and communication processes are lacking. Therefore, there is a need for educators to adjust their teaching in order to suit the new generation of students and create learning environments that stimulate discourse, dialogue and engagement. In this study, Laurillard's Conversational Framework was adapted to investigate the interaction and communication processes between the students and teacher, mediated by multimedia and web 2.0. Results yielded several instructional relationships that showed that students experienced deep and meaningful learning when communicating and collaborating with each other, and that the teacher still played a central role in the learning process. The results provide encouraging support for incorporating dialogue and conversations in technology-backed learning environments.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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