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Moving to a distributed model of learning and facilitation: The catalytic role of personal and collaborative Webpublishing technologies PROCEEDINGS

, Penn State University, United States ; , University of Augsburg, Germany

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Traditional instructional models within higher education are evidently insufficient to meet challenges of learning and working within the new information economy, mainly due to the primacy of the teacher in micro-managing learning goals and processes. The advent of the Web has leveled information access and status, and in the past few years, numerous informal communities of practice have emerged that sustain and develop within different frameworks of learning and facilitation. One example is the community around personal and collaborative Webpublishing technologies and practices. In this paper, we examine the contribution of these technologies to a fundamentally different view of personal and collaborative learning and conversation. In addition, we discuss uses of personal Webpublishing in supporting the transition to a more distributed and equivalent model of learning and facilitation within a formal higher educational framework. Specifically, we examine transitions and challenges for learners and instructors and discuss implications for practice.

Citation

Sharma, P. & Fiedler, S. (2004). Moving to a distributed model of learning and facilitation: The catalytic role of personal and collaborative Webpublishing technologies. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2421-2424). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .