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ERIC Number: EJ874967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Development of Constructivist-Based Distance Learning Environments: A Knowledge Base for K-12 Teachers
Herring, Mary Corwin
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v5 n4 p231-242 2004
In response to societal shifts, K-12 teachers are struggling to design effective learning environments. The advent of increased access to world-linking technology has extended the use of distance education to enrich and expand the learning landscape for students. A number of individuals have suggested that a body of learning theory, constructivism, supports technology-rich classrooms as a part of a vision of the twenty-first century. To support and facilitate teachers' responses to these changes in their classrooms, this project sought to identify a core of constructivist-based learning environment designs, experiences, or elements necessary for their implementation in a distance education setting. A panel of knowledgeable individuals in the areas of constructivism and technologically-mediated education participated in an electronic Delphi study. Findings indicated that teachers who wish to develop constructivist-based distance learning environments need training in the creation of authentic, student-centered lessons. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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