Designing Web Based Constructivist Learning Environments

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    A group of 18 university teachers designing and constructing a Constructivist Learning Environment (CLE) was interviewed and monitored in order to find and test optimal design of web based CLEs. The information functions of the CLE were supported by web based technology and the social / collaborative functions were designed using "face to face" interaction. The learning environment was designed for use by a group of 180 first year students with no experience in using CLEs. The results show that supporting the information functions of a CLE with web based technology can be very useful for case oriented education. It also supplied good support for efficient instructional design by a group of teachers. In addition it resulted in a shift of teachers behavior towards facilitating active learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
    EditorsJ. Price, D. Wallis, N. Davis, J. Willis
    Place of PublicationWaynesville
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
    ISBN (Print)9781880094419
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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