Bridging the gap: A Constructivist Pedagogical Model for Distance Learning in the Acadenmia
Yoram Eshet, Tel Hai Academic College, Israel ; Alit Epstein, Open University, Israel, Israel ; Ronen Hammer, Tel Hai Academic College, Israel ; Edna Tal, Open University, Israel, Israel
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
The accumulated experience from years of on-line learning in the academia suggests a series of serious problems in the way this yet-evolving means of learning is utilized. Problems include poor course-design and pedagogy; human limitations, both physical and cognitive, in learning effectively in non-linear hypermedia environments; the anonymity of learning, dictated by this technological means of communication; and the lack of tailor-made online resources, that fit the course objectives and the students. We suggest that a model that combines the pedagogical, cognitive, and technological aspects of on-line learning, should be used when designing an online academic course. The present paper presents a pilot for such a model, developed for an online course in instructional technology at the Open University, Israel.
Eshet, Y., Epstein, A., Hammer, R. & Tal, E. (2003). Bridging the gap: A Constructivist Pedagogical Model for Distance Learning in the Acadenmia. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1265-1268). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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