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ERIC Number: EJ836910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
Building an Online Wisdom Community: A Transformational Design Model
Gunawardena, Charlotte N.; Jennings, Barbara; Ortegano-Layne, Ludmila C.; Frechette, Casey; Carabajal, Kayleigh; Lindemann, Ken; Mummert, Julia
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v15 n2 p40-62 Mar 2004
This paper discusses the development of a new instructional design model based on socioconstructivist learning theories and distance education principles for the design of online wisdom communities and the efficacy of the model drawing on evaluation results from its implementation in Fall 2002. The model, Final Outcome Centered Around Learner (FOCAL), aims to facilitate transformational learning by fostering three dimensions: the development of a Wisdom Community, Knowledge Innovation, Mentoring and Learner Support, in an online learning environment. The theoretical framework for the FOCAL model is grounded in socioconstructivist learning theories that focus on the link between cognitive and social processes in understanding learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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