You are here:

Interaction in Distance Education and Online Learning: Using Evidence and Theory to Improve Practice ARTICLE

, , , ,

Journal of Computing in Higher Education Volume 23, Number 2, ISSN 1042-1726

Abstract

In a recent meta-analysis of distance and online learning, Bernard et al. (2009) quantitatively verified the importance of three types of interaction: among students, between the instructor and students, and between students and course content. In this paper we explore these findings further, discuss methodological issues in research and suggest how these results may foster instructional improvement. We highlight several evidence-based approaches that may be useful in the next generation of distance and online learning. These include principles and applications stemming from the theories of self-regulation and multimedia learning, research-based motivational principles and collaborative learning principles. We also discuss the pedagogical challenges inherent in distance and online learning that need to be considered in instructional design and software development.

Citation

Abrami, P.C., Bernard, R.M., Bures, E.M., Borokhovski, E. & Tamim, R.M. (2011). Interaction in Distance Education and Online Learning: Using Evidence and Theory to Improve Practice. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 23(2), 82-103. Retrieved October 16, 2018 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on April 19, 2013. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords

View References & Citations Map

Cited By

  1. Encouraging Collaborative Learning in Online Courses with Yammer Enterprise Social Network

    Michelle Hale, The University of Alabama, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 434–439

  2. A Research Synthesis of Asynchronous Online Discussions in Higher Education Settings: 2005-2016

    Natalie Milman, George Washington University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (Nov 14, 2016) pp. 753–756

  3. Going Beyond Marginalia to Ice-Cream: The Second Generation of Online Discussion Forums:

    Eva Mary Bures, Bishop's University, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 149–158

  4. Changing with the Times: Designing Online Programs for Contemporary Students

    Michael Menchaca & Ellen Hoffman, Department of Educational Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 767–773

  5. Pedagogy and Situational Creativity in Synchronous Hybrid Learning: Descriptions of Three Models

    William Cain & Danah Henriksen, Michigan State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 291–297

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact info@learntechlib.org.