ERIC Number: EJ1064509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Deep Learning in Distance Education: Are We Achieving the Goal?
Shearer, Rick L.; Gregg, Andrea; Joo, K. P.
American Journal of Distance Education, v29 n2 p126-134 2015
As educators, one of our goals is to help students arrive at deeper levels of learning. However, how is this accomplished, especially in online courses? This design-based research study explored the concept of deep learning through a series of design changes in a graduate education course. A key question that emerged was through what learning activities should instructors expect to see observances of deep learning? Should it manifest itself in discussion forums, and do we allow enough time in our courses for deep learning to occur in each lesson or unit?
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Student Educational Objectives, Graduate Study, Learning Processes, Instructional Design, Mastery Learning, Group Dynamics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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