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ERIC Number: EJ1029145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Using a Learner-Centered Approach to Develop an Educational Technology Course
Abdelmalak, Mariam; Trespalacios, Jesús
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v25 n3 p324-332 2013
The article explores the structure of a graduate educational technology course that used a learner-centered approach to prepare students to be independent responsible learners. Key features of this approach were the balance of power between the instructor and students, involving students in decision-making about their learning, sharing the responsibility for learning between the instructor and students, and using students' needs and interests in the course content. The article describes how the decision-making power was shared between the instructor and students, as well as how students responded to the course structure. This work has implications for creating learner-centered environments in which power and responsibility are shared between instructor and students in all graduate education courses to nurture the development of responsible learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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