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ERIC Number: EJ836834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
A Framework and a Methodology for Developing Authentic Constructivist e-Learning Environments
Zualkernan, Imran A.
Educational Technology & Society, v9 n2 p198-212 2006
Semantically rich domains require operative knowledge to solve complex problems in real-world settings. These domains provide an ideal environment for developing authentic constructivist e-learning environments. In this paper we present a framework and a methodology for developing authentic learning environments for such domains. The framework is based on an ecological view and characterizes dimensions of a typical constructivist environment in terms of pedagogical design, architecture, the environmental context and what is actually learned. A case-study illustrating the use of the framework to develop a just-in-time game-based learning environment is also presented. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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