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ERIC Number: EJ987303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1206-9620
Social Constructivist e-Learning: A Case Study
Barbour, Michael; Rich, Peter
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v11 Article 5 2007
In this article, the authors considered the use of the software Knowledge Forum to complete a curriculum-based project with students enrolled in asynchronous, Web-based Advanced Placement courses in Canada and the United States. Knowledge Forum is an online database that promotes written interaction in a social constructivist environment. The authors investigated how students utilized the system to enhance learning, more so than the in the project's teachers' experiences in traditional environments, at both lower-order and higher-order levels. They found that students effectively interacted as a community and were able to exhibit all of the necessary analytical skills required by the activity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States