Pheromone therapy: design for learning online

Watling, Sue (2009) Pheromone therapy: design for learning online. In: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education, 9-11 July 2009, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

Learning online presents challenges for tutors and students alike. Resource materials have to substitute for face to face contact whilst also providing impetus and stimulation. Retention is recognised as a key issue when courses are delivered at a distance and the social aspects of learning online have been suggested as prime motivators in building a sense of collegiality. The Pheromone Therapy online course was designed to include opportunities for social interaction but students demonstrated how the learning experiences which were situated in practice, with opportunities for shared participation, created the greatest cohesion and sense of community.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Learning online presents challenges for tutors and students alike. Resource materials have to substitute for face to face contact whilst also providing impetus and stimulation. Retention is recognised as a key issue when courses are delivered at a distance and the social aspects of learning online have been suggested as prime motivators in building a sense of collegiality. The Pheromone Therapy online course was designed to include opportunities for social interaction but students demonstrated how the learning experiences which were situated in practice, with opportunities for shared participation, created the greatest cohesion and sense of community.
Keywords:virtual learning environments, online learning, distance delivery
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD)
ID Code:1918
Deposited By: Sue Watling
Deposited On:25 Jun 2009 08:05
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:33

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