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ERIC Number: EJ1102016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
Distributed Learning and Constructivist Philosophy (Uzaktan Ögretim Ve Yapilandirmaci Felsefe)
Tekinarslan, Erkan
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v2 n1 Article 4 p22-27 Jan 2003
Distance education and its new form of distributed learning have been used in many countries to provide education to people who need training. Recent developments in instructional technology enable the institutions to distribute their education to more people in distant places than ever before. The field of distributed learning has a lot of potential for educational purposes and lifelong learning. Also, some schools, (e.g., Ohio University, University of Phoenix) have combined distributed learning and constructivist learning environments. For instance, Ohio University offers "Master of Business Administration (MBA)" degrees in a project-based distributed learning environment with a theoretical base in constructivist philosophy. Most current studies are about course-based distributed learning environments. Thus, in this study, the author discusses the project-based distributed learning environment, "MBA Without Boundaries (MBAWB) program" at Ohio University, and the theoretical base, constructivism, behind the environment. Based on the findings from a qualitative investigation of faculty and learners' experiences in the MBAWB program, the author concludes with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the project-based distributed learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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