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  • Theory and e-Learning

    1. 1. Theory and e-Learning ?
    2. 2. Who feels connected? EDST340 E-Learning
    3. 3. Theories EDST 340 E-Learning WHAT? (Behaviourist) HOW? (Cognitive) WHY? (Constructivism)
    4. 4. Social Presence Theory <ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenacious </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inanimate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomous </li></ul></ul>EDST 340 E-Learning Stein and Wanstreet (2003)
    5. 5. E-Learning Models EDST340 E-Learning
    6. 6. E-Moderating EDST340 E-Learning
    7. 7. Components of effective e-Learning EDST340 E-Learning Ally (2003)
    8. 8. Passive or Active Learners EDST340 E-Learning
    9. 9. Should e-Learning be technology lead or theory lead?
    10. 10. Humour or Not? EDST340 E-Learning
    11. 11. Appropriate Medium … EDST340 E-Learning
    12. 12. “… w ithout a clear perception of connection through social presence, students may lose motivation, do badly in their studies, or even drop out of the course…” Wheeler (2005:pg 8)
    13. 13. So Is Theory Needed for E-Learning? EDST340 E-Learning
    14. 14. <ul><li>“… given that the pace of change of educational technology is unlikely to slow down, the need for relatively more stable and theoretically founded interaction models is becoming increasingly important.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ravenscroft (2001:150) </li></ul>EDST340 E-Learning
    15. 15. Thank you EDST340 E-Learning Any Questions?
    16. 16. Bibliography/ References <ul><li>Ertmer, P. A., & Newby, T. J. (1993). Behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism: Comparing critical features from an instructional design perspective. Performance Improvement Quarterly , 6 (4), 50-70 </li></ul><ul><li>Wheeler, S, 2005 Creating Social Presence in Digital Learning Environments: A Presence of Mind?, Featured Paper for the TAFE Conference, Queensland, Australia: 11 November, 2005 http://videolinq.tafe.net/learning2005/papers/wheeler.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Ally, M. Theory and Practice of Online Learning, Athabasca University http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Ravenscroft, A. (2001). Designing E-learning Interactions in the 21st Century: revisiting and rethinking the role of theory. European Journal of Education , 36 (2), 133-156. </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenstadt, M., & Vincent, T. (2000). The knowledge web: Learning and collaborating on the Net , Kogan, UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Holmes, B & Gardner, J. 2006 E-Learning: Concepts and practice, Sage Publications, London </li></ul><ul><li>5 Stage online Models, http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/salmonmodel/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Transactional Distance theory, http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/transactdist/index.htm </li></ul>EDST340 E-Learning

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