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ERIC Number: EJ1140260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
Exploring Small Group Analysis of Instructional Design Cases in Online Learning Environments
Trespalacios, Jesus
Online Learning, v21 n1 p189-200 Mar 2017
The case-based approach is a constructivist instructional strategy that helps students apply their emerging knowledge by studying design problems in authentic real-world situations. One important instructional strategy in case-based instruction is to analyze cases in small groups before discussing them with the whole class. This study investigates the use of small-group structure to analyze case studies in online learning environments, as well as students' perceptions of the use of VoiceThread presentations to improve their learning of instructional design. The results show that a small group strategy has great potential to help students analyze case studies and consequently enhance learning. The implications of these findings for instructional designers and online instructors are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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