Learner led learning in an online community : the central role of the learner and its benefits

S.C. Santema, B. Collis, W. Veen, R. Genang

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Roles in online learning environments are changing towards leading learners or demand based learners if you wish. Learners do take ownership of their own learning process, and do take an active role in collaborative knowledge construction and knowledge sharing. Main questions: - How to re-engineer the learning activities in such a way that the student become a self-regulating learner, takes the lead in information gathering, uploading new information, discussions and giving feed-back to other learners and the teacher? - What are the new role definitions and task specifications needed for both students and teachers in online learning environments? - Is a competency-based learning approach appropriate for those students who can be given their own responsibility for proving their competencies, thus actively contributing to the assessment? The panel will raise a discussion about the above questions among the audience and will give input and answers based on their experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2001
EditorsC. Montgomerie, J. Viteli
Place of PublicationChesapeake
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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