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ERIC Number: EJ867946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1558-2973
Transforming Learning Infrastructures in the Social Sciences through Flexible and Interactive Technology-Enhanced Learning
Budka, Philipp; Schallert, Claudia
Learning Inquiry, v3 n3 p131-142 Dec 2009
The changing higher educational landscape in Europe creates new learning infrastructures and transforms existing ones. Students are thus provided with new possibilities and challenges. Through the case study of a newly developed common curriculum for the social sciences of a public university in Austria, this article discusses the interacting social agents, elements, and tools of a flexible and interactive technology-enhanced learning model. In doing so, the transnational, national, and local infrastructural conditions and challenges are critically examined from a socio-technological perspective. Selected evaluation and survey results highlight students' learning practices, usage behavior, and suggestions to improve their learning situation. The article concludes that student-centered learning models focusing on flexibility and interactivity can support the stable implementation of a common curriculum and its technology-enhanced learning infrastructure for the social sciences at public universities with high student numbers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria