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First Evaluations of Network-Based Education: Preliminary Findings of the ICT Programs Evaluation Project
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, Media Education Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland ; , Center for Media Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland ; , Media Education Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland ; , Center for Media Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland ; , Media Education Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland ; , Center for Media Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The educational use of ICT programs evaluation project researches and develops pedagogical models and principles for the design and assessment of network-based education. The study is part of the Finnish Virtual University project KasVi. The research methods used include ethnographic research, a semiotic approach to cultural meanings and narrative analysis. According to preliminary results, the experience of community and the emergence of a student community clearly require shared experiences and mutual trust. A written teaching and tutoring process was perceived as being deeper and more authentic than a spoken one. Tutoring had a more significant role for both teachers and students that face-to-face teaching. In the net, the allocation of time and scheduling seemed to emerge as central factors for a successful course, and increased students' satisfaction. The skill needed to work on a network, which is one component of media proficiency, develops through practical work on a network.

Citation

Vahtivuori, S., Tuovinen, H., Tella, S., Ruokamo, H., Tissari, V. & Vaattovaara, V. (2003). First Evaluations of Network-Based Education: Preliminary Findings of the ICT Programs Evaluation Project. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3177-3184). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 16, 2019 from .

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