Event Title

Active Learning in a Web-based Introductory Course

Presenter Information

Laura E. Dewald

Location

Agassiz / High Country Conference Center

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/

Start Date

16-3-2004 2:00 PM

End Date

16-3-2004 2:30 PM

Description

The idea that people learn through knowledge reception is the most prevalent “common sense” assumption about learning and is the basis behind the lecture mode of instruction. In contrast, advocates of learner-centered education argue that learning occurs when meaningful knowledge is constructed by the learner being actively engaged with the learning material. Although many science-based classroom courses are using active- learning techniques, most web-based courses epitomize the passive method of instruction.

Comments

Session 7. Technology in Education. Recommended Citation: Dewald, Laura E. (2004) "Active learning in a web-based introductory course," Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 12, Article 32. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/iss1/32

 
Mar 16th, 2:00 PM Mar 16th, 2:30 PM

Active Learning in a Web-based Introductory Course

Agassiz / High Country Conference Center

The idea that people learn through knowledge reception is the most prevalent “common sense” assumption about learning and is the basis behind the lecture mode of instruction. In contrast, advocates of learner-centered education argue that learning occurs when meaningful knowledge is constructed by the learner being actively engaged with the learning material. Although many science-based classroom courses are using active- learning techniques, most web-based courses epitomize the passive method of instruction.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/5thBiennial/Sessions/28