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Six learning theory perspectives on a Web based learning environment

Show simple item record De Villiers, M.R. (Ruth) Cronje, J. C. 2014-02-13T12:12:22Z 2014-02-13T12:12:22Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation de Villiers, M.R. & Cronjé, J.C. (2005) Six learning theory perspectives on a Web-based learning environment. South African Journal of Higher Education, 19 (3): 444 – 466. en
dc.identifier.issn 1011 3487
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 web classroom and collaborative environment to examine conformance to contempor ary learning theories. We present findings of a survey among students, identify strengths and their causes, and note problems and recommendations. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Web based learning en
dc.subject learning theory en
dc.subject Internet based learning en
dc.subject Hexa Metamodel en
dc.subject collaborative environment en
dc.subject students en
dc.title Six learning theory perspectives on a Web based learning environment en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Computing en

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