ERIC Number: EJ1075988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Towards Collaboration as Learning: Evaluation of an Open CPD Opportunity for HE Teachers
Nerantzi, Chrissi; Gossman, Peter
Research in Learning Technology, v23 2015
Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL) is an open online course offered as an informal cross-institutional collaboration based on a postgraduate module in the context of teacher education in higher education. The second iteration, FDOL132, was offered in 2013 using a problem-based learning (PBL) design (FISh) to foster collaborative learning. How this was experienced by participants and how it affected learning within facilitated small groups are explored in this paper. Findings show that authentic learning in groups can be applied directly to practice, and greater flexibility and a focus on the process of collaborative learning has the potential to increase engagement and learning.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses, Open Education, Institutional Cooperation, Distance Education, Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Phenomenology, Small Group Instruction, Online Surveys, Communities of Practice, Learning Processes, Time Factors (Learning), Course Descriptions, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)