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ERIC Number: EJ973608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Bringing the Real World in: Reflection on Building a Virtual Learning Environment
Mundkur, Anuradha; Ellickson, Cara
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v36 n3 p369-384 2012
We reflect on translating participatory and experiential learning methodologies into an online teaching environment through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that simulates the "real-world" contexts of international development in order to develop an applied critical understanding of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming. Rather than being prescriptive, the paper aims to contribute to the growing body of literature that emphasizes the potential of using online technologies for providing opportunities for experiential and work-integrated learning. Our experience leads us to conclude that VLEs provide opportunities to facilitate knowledge contextualization and prepare students for an uncertain and complex world of work. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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