Six learning theory perspectives on a web-based learning environment

Show simple item record De Villiers, M.R. Cronje, Johannes Christoffel 2008-04-07T12:18:24Z 2008-04-07T12:18:24Z 2005
dc.description.abstract The University of Pretoria offers a masters degree in computer-integrated education, incorporating a module called Internet-based learning. This module uses constructivist and collaborative techniques via web-based distance learning to portray aspects of a real classroom in a web-environment. The Hexa-Metamodel (HCMm) is a synthesis of paradigms of contemporary learning and instructional theory, comprising six elements relevant to e-learning events and environments, namely: (i) cognitive learning theory, (ii) constructivism, (iii) components of instruction, (iv) collaborative learning, (v) customisation, and (vi) creativity. Using the HCMm as an evaluation approach, this article investigates the module's webclassroom and collaborative environment to examine conformance to contemporary learning theories. We present findings of a survey among students, identify strengths and their causes, and note problems and recommendations. en
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dc.identifier.citation De Villiers, MR & Cronje, JC 2005, 'Six learning theory perspectives on a web-based learning environment', South African Journal of Higher Education, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 444-466, [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa Press en
dc.rights Unisa Press en
dc.subject Learning theories en
dc.subject Internet-based learning en
dc.subject Web-based learning en
dc.subject Computer-integrated learning en
dc.subject Constructivism en
dc.subject Collaborative learning en
dc.subject Hexa-Metamodel en
dc.title Six learning theory perspectives on a web-based learning environment en
dc.type Article en

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