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ERIC Number: EJ1100646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Persistent Artefacts in an Online Classroom: The Value of a Dynamic Learning Archive
Berry, Stuart C.
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v42 n2 Spr 2016
This paper summarizes a multi-year research project that examines the use and value of visible and persistent artefacts within an online learning environment. This study is framed within elements of a business management theory. Changes to an online learning environment are documented as well as an examination of the impact of these changes on the learning process. The study also shows the impact of learner engagement with artefacts over the life of multiple iterations of a course within this socially networked online learning space. Two significant outcomes emerged: 1) How the use of a socially networked online learning environment can offer a rich and supportive place for teaching and learning; and 2) That students in this study support the inclusion of an archive containing artefacts from learners in prior iterations of a course. The connection between the inclusion of this archive and the impact of a socially networked online learning environment will be demonstrated throughout.
Descriptors: Research Projects, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Integrated Learning Systems, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Learner Engagement, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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