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From Silos to Communities: Addressing Electronic Isolation Through Interactivities
PROCEEDINGS

, DePaul University, United States ; , Univ. of Houston Clear Lake, United States

AACE Award

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study reviewed instructional design principles that incorporated electronic interactivities into electronic instruction to see if these interactivities helped to focus the learner's understanding of the materials. The study was concerned with how electronic students could move from a "silo" or insular, individual, understanding of information, to a higher level of thinking skills through interactivities. Interactivities that can encourage the venture out of the silo and into the e-Learning community include instant messaging and Net Meeting with other students and the instructor, but inclusion of sociocultural tools remains paramount to students learning.

Citation

Gannon Cook, R. & Crawford, C.M. (2004). From Silos to Communities: Addressing Electronic Isolation Through Interactivities. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 445-452). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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