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ERIC Number: EJ875063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Heuristic-Guided Instructional Strategy Development for Peripheral Learners in the Online Classroom
Knowlton, Dave S.; Thomeczek, Melissa A.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v8 n3 p233-249 2007
This article provides guidance for meeting the educational needs of "learners on the periphery"--those learners who traditionally have been disenfranchised by formal education because of the structure and nature of face-to-face courses but who now may be returning to higher education due to the promises of the online classroom. The guidance comes in the form of heuristics that can be used as a supplement to online course design models. Specifically, the heuristics provide a means for analyzing learners on the periphery, developing strategies that will meet their needs, and implementing those strategies in useful ways. The article also includes an application of the heuristics and their supporting infrastructure. After the presentation of the heuristics and their application, implications for continued development and applications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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