NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ917397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Designing an Online Class Using a Constructivist Approach
Chan, Sang
Journal of Adult Education, v39 n1 p26-39 2010
Students have more opportunities to take control of their learning in a constructivist classroom. Learning in this problem-based environment, the students can make sense and apply the learning in the daily life. Brooks and Brooks (1999) recommend five constructivist principles to help educators design a course that helps the students construct their own knowledge and find practicality of the learning. Designing and teaching a constructivist course can be challenging because it requires a great deal of time, effort, and interaction. The task becomes even more challenging for an online class because of the absence of the face-to-face meetings. Therefore, this study discusses approaches that can be used to design an online class based on the constructivist principles. Research indicates that a course design based on constructivism is essential to the success of online learning.
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A