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ERIC Number: EJ1017524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1027-5207
The Intersection of Dialogue and Low Transactional Distance: Considerations for Higher Education
Farquhar, Lynn
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, v16 n2 p28-39 2013
The theory of transactional distance has been subjected to a variety of empirical tests and philosophical critiques. Throughout this process, the variable of dialogue has attracted much attention. Although dialogue has proven difficult to measure and define, it is widely regarded as an ideal outcome of the teacher-learner transaction. Considered from a constructivist perspective, dialogue can also be understood as an ideal outcome of classroom transactions among and between the learners themselves. Subject matter experts in post-secondary education responsible for designing, implementing and presenting classes online might consider the possibility of embracing constructivist pedagogy in order to create what Moore (1993) referred to as low transactional distance.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A