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Scheer, Stephanie B.; Terry, Krista P.; Doolittle, Peter E.; Hicks, David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
Distance education has become a major form of education in the United States. This surge in popularity has launched a plethora of scholarship emphasizing the distillation of those strategies which inform effective, learning experiences in the distance environment. A growing consensus among researchers recognizes the need for a holistic approach to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Doolittle, Peter E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Discusses integration of Lev Vygotsky's theory of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) with the instructional strategy of cooperative learning. ZPD provides a conceptual basis for explaining the five basic tenets of cooperative learning: positive interdependence; face-to-face interaction; individual accountability; small-group and interpersonal…
Descriptors: Accountability, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning