Online Learning Update

March 24, 2011

Online Learning From A Teaching and Learning Perspective

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

by Kereen Tatham-Maye

Like face-to-face instruction, online learning environments require FOUR key factors for effective and meaningful learning to happen. What are they?

Elements of Effective Learning Environments (Attributes of Learning) – According to Anderson(2003), there are four elements that must be considered for any effective learning environment – whether face-to-face, mixed-mode, or online. These elements are:

  1. Learner-centred (meeting the needs of all forms of student-support such as the needs of teachers, institutions, and society)…
  2. Knowledge-centred (providing opportunities for students to explore knowledge resources)…
  3. Community-centred (promoting the creation of new knowledge through collaboration in communities of learners and communities of inquiry)…
  4. Assessment-centred (providing opportunities for the assessment of students’ learning by involving the teacher, peers, self and other knowledge experts)…–from-a-teaching-and-learning-perspective-a355740

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