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I CARE 2.0: Facilitating online learning in higher education

, University of Minnesota, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Hoffman & Ritchie’s (1998) I CARE model helps facilitators think about the way they design their online courses and interact with learners. The five-step model affords organization to a dynamic online environment, which is helpful for novice and seasoned online instructors and learners. The I CARE model is customized with constructivist approaches and integrated with contemporary social learning technologies in a weekly class agenda format. The instructor (I) introduces the content with a video and sets the context for the lesson. Learners © connect to their prior knowledge and (A) apply new knowledge through personalized active learning and authentic assessments. Students ® reflect on the lesson topic. Learning is (E) extended through an evaluation of the experience or through a guided micro-blog activity. Theories, examples, and options for customization are discussed.


Kennedy, J. (2014). I CARE 2.0: Facilitating online learning in higher education. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 968-971). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 16, 2019 from .


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