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Guiding the creation of knowledge and understanding in a Virtual Learning Environment

Littleton, Karen and Whitelock, Denise (2004). Guiding the creation of knowledge and understanding in a Virtual Learning Environment. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 7(2) pp. 173–181.

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Abstract

This article reports findings from an in-depth case study investigating processes of teaching and learning within one tutorial group studying an e-learning course presented as part of the Open University's MA in Open and Distance Education. Drawing on contemporary socio-cultural theory and research, the instructional techniques used by the tutor-moderator to guide the creation of "common knowledge" and the construction of understanding are explored. The significance of tutor contributions for fostering a supportive culture of enquiry is also discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
ISSN: 1094-9313
Keywords: education; learning; Internet; online instruction; tutors; tutoring; socialcultural factors; virtual learning environment; VLE
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies
Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 1069
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 20:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1069
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