ERIC Number: EJ775618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 11
Inviting E-Learning: How Hard Can It Be?
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v9 p23-40 2003
From an Invitational Education perspective, e-learning will only succeed as an educative environment if educators are able to provide an e-learning environment that preserves dignity and encourages communication. The converse: using an online environment to "throw information" at students has the opposite effect; it is experienced as deeply disinviting. This article identifies some of the more common disinviting practices currently being experienced by learners who are new to an e-learning environment. It also examines practical ways in which e-learning educators can make the online environment more invitational.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Environment, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Accountability, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Validity, Reliability, Technical Assistance, Grading, Feedback (Response)
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