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Hill, Phil – EDUCAUSE Review, 2012
Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago--a relatively short time in academic terms. Early course delivery via the web had started by 1994, soon followed by a more structured approach using the new category of course management systems. Since that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)