ERIC Number: EJ1017878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Connected Teaching and Learning: The Uses and Implications of Connectivism in an Online Class
Barnett, John; McPherson, Vance; Sandieson, Rachel M.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v29 n5 p685-698 2013
An instructor tried using connectivism to teach an online graduate Education course called Teaching in a Virtual World. As a way to embody the many connections inherent in the group, all members of the class created and taught modules of their own choosing to each other. The instructor and two former students reflected together online in depth about their experience and coded their joint understandings. Schwab's commonplaces of curriculum emerged in the data, demonstrating that it is still current. They found that the course, however, was not completely connectivist due to limitations emanating from its operation within a traditional university setting.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Graduate Study, Educational History, Education Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Course Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Learning Theories, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Class Size
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada