Online Learning Update

July 27, 2010

Reflective Pedagogy: Making Meaning in Experiential Based Online Courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Kathy L. Guthrie & Holly McCracken, The Journal of Educators Online, Volume 7, Number 2, July 2010

The use of reflective pedagogies has long been considered critical to facilitating meaningful learning through experientially based curricula; however, the use of such methods has not been extensively explored as implemented in virtual environments. The study reviewed utilizes a combination of survey research and individual interviews to examine student perceptions of the meaningful learning which occurred as a result of their participation in two Web-based courses that utilized reflective pedagogies. One course focuses on topics related to service-learning and the second on placement-based internships. Both were instructed using online coursework based in reflective pedagogies to compliment on-site placements within local communities.

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