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- The role of learning theories in the design of effective online learning environments
- Quealy, James; Langan-Fox, Janice
- Online learning systems are rapidly changing the nature of teaching and learning. Large amounts of resources are being put into their development, despite inconclusive evidence of their effectiveness and a lack of pragmatic, empirically supported guidelines to aid the design and development process. A profusion of learning theories has added little to the enterprise with a critical review showing that that the dominant learning theory at any point over the past 30 years has mirrored the characteristics of the latest learning technology. In a complex research domain, this study proposes a research methodology which foregrounds teaching practitioners' experience and beliefs and seeks to investigate the differences in both teaching theory and practice between disciplines. Using a University-wide trial of online learning, the ongoing study will compare the learning theories and design decisions made by development teams across the University's discipline areas.
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- Conference paper
- Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 43rd Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, United States, 27 September-01 October 1999, Vol. 1, p. 410-414
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- Learning; Online learning environments; System design; Teaching
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
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- Copyright © 1999 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed