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ERIC Number: EJ909054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Beyond "Read and Discuss": Promoting Dynamic Online Interaction and Humanness Using Mediated Learning Experience
Albon, Rozz J.; Jewels, Tony J.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v21 n3 p310-325 2009
A lament of some academics wanting to use online learning is their inability to promote dynamic interactions. The basic practice of "read and discuss" does not get to the heart of active and engaged learning. Existing approaches recognize participation for successful online conversation, but do not make transparent the role of the academic instructor as mediator. This paper draws on the theory of mediated learning experience (MLE) to introduce humanness in the motivation to engage in tasks, and ultimately promote student empowerment. Guidelines to move discussion beyond "read and discuss" through meaningful, caring, rich, and challenging dialogue are provided. A design-based instructional methodology directed the study. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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