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ERIC Number: EJ801423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1750-497X
Dialogic e-Learning2learn: Creating Global Digital Networks and Educational Knowledge Building Architectures across Diversity
Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, v1 n3 p162-177 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the challenge and potential of online higher and continuing education, of fostering and promoting, in a global perspective across time and space, democratic values working for a better world. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a generalized dialogic learning architecture of networked collaborative learning and makes a plea for a theory-informed networked collaborative learning architecture and methodology appropriate for adult learners in higher and continuing education. Findings: Values include mutual political and intercultural understanding, collaboration, and tolerance to cultural and ethical diversity, and they are mediated through collaborative dialogue and knowledge-building processes between learners. While embedded, empirically, in a networked distance learning context, established through synchronous and asynchronous communication technologies, the paper advocates for theory informed pedagogical designs and a teaching-learning methodology, which assumes online collaborative dialogue as the centre of a genuine learning process. Originality/value: The paper complements this plea with a description and evaluation of the implementation of the pedagogical architecture into a Danish Master Programme. (Contains 1 note, 2 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark