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Scheyvens, Regina; Griffin, Amy L.; Jocoy, Christine L.; Liu, Yan; Bradford, Michael – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2008
While some geographers have embraced active learning as a means to engage students in a course, many others stick to conventional teaching methods. They are often deterred by suggestions that it can be difficult to implement active learning where students have no prior knowledge of a subject, that active learning requires too much work of…
Descriptors: Geography, Prior Learning, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Zhang, Zuochen – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2004
As new technologies become less expensive, provide greater access to various forms of multimedia, and are integrated into all aspects of everyday life, online learning environments are becoming more prevalent. Online education, as experienced through course management systems, is being heralded as meeting the needs of students' lifestyles by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Management Systems