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Development of Constructivist-Based Distance Learning Environments: A Knowledge Base for K-12 Teachers
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Quarterly Review of Distance Education Volume 5, Number 4, ISSN 1528-3518

Abstract

In response to societal shifts, K-12 teachers are struggling to design effective learning environments. The advent of increased access to world-linking technology has extended the use of distance education to enrich and expand the learning landscape for students. A number of individuals have suggested that a body of learning theory, constructivism, supports technology-rich classrooms as a part of a vision of the twenty-first century. To support and facilitate teachers' responses to these changes in their classrooms, this project sought to identify a core of constructivist-based learning environment designs, experiences, or elements necessary for their implementation in a distance education setting. A panel of knowledgeable individuals in the areas of constructivism and technologically-mediated education participated in an electronic Delphi study. Findings indicated that teachers who wish to develop constructivist-based distance learning environments need training in the creation of authentic, student-centered lessons. (Contains 5 tables.)

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Herring, M.C. (2004). Development of Constructivist-Based Distance Learning Environments: A Knowledge Base for K-12 Teachers. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 5(4), 231-242. Retrieved June 19, 2019 from .

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