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ERIC Number: EJ815328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7769
Challenging the Five-Stage Model for E-Learning: A New Approach
Moule, Pam
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v15 n1 p37-50 Mar 2007
The five-stage approach to e-moderating has provided a coherent model upon which to base online learning design in higher education. However, despite its growing popularity, there are concerns that the model is becoming a dominant discourse, being adapted as a template for the design of all online teaching and learning, to the exclusion of other ideas. It is suggested that the five-stage model may not be the panacea it appears and alternative models of e-learning cannot be ignored. This paper reviews the five-stage model and contrasts it with a new conceptual model, "the e-learning ladder", conceived as part of research with healthcare students in the higher education setting. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom