Applying Constructivist Learning Principles in the Virtual Classroom
Judith Blanchette, Heather Kanuka, University of Alberta, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In recent years, much has been written on the philosophy and theory of constructivism. Only recently, however, has it become feasible to consider constructivist principles within the context of adult distance education. The participant interaction that is central to most constructivist theory has become possible primarily because of advances in communications technologies that have become an integral component in an increasing number of distance education environments. There remain a number of barriers to full implementation of constructivist principles within the context of higher education. This paper will address some of these barriers and describe how instructors in a technology-mediated distance-delivered undergraduate program designed a learning environment based on constructivist principles.
Blanchette, J. & Kanuka, H. (1999). Applying Constructivist Learning Principles in the Virtual Classroom. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 434-439). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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