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Journal Issue
Volume 6 Issue 1 / Mar 2008  pp1‑75

Editor: Shirley Williams

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Evaluating Online Dialogue on "Security" Using a Novel Instructional Design  pp1‑10

Payal Arora

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Managing e‑Learning: What are the Real Implications for Schools?  pp11‑18

Helen Boulton

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Online Students: Relationships between Participation, Demographics and Academic Performance  pp19‑28

J. Coldwell, A. Craig, T. Paterson, J. Mustard

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Quality of e‑Learning: An Analysis Based on e‑Learners' Perception of e‑Learning  pp29‑41

Rengasamy Elango, Vijaya Kumar Gudep, M. Selvam

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Bridging the Gap — Taking the Distance out of e‑Learning  pp42‑51

Peter Karlsudd, Yael TÃ¥gerud

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Pedagogical Approaches and Technical Subject Teaching through Internet Media  pp52‑65

Olubodun Olufemi

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Abstract

This is a comparison of Instructivist and constructivist pedagogical approaches and their applications in different situations, which make clear the comparative advantages of both approaches. Instructivist learning, places the teacher in authority while the constructivist shifted authority to no one in particular but shared responsibilities between learner and teacher in such a manner that the teacher no longer assumes the responsibilities of the passage of informationknowledge to the learner but only guides him to discover the 'objective truth' out there and in the attainment of learning objectives. Teaching and Learning process was redefined in the light of 'new' understanding in teaching and learning and practical applications of these pedagogical approaches were considered. I presented a study guide (Appendix 1) as an example of socio‑constructivist pedagogy where emphasis in on learning rather than on teaching. 

 

Keywords: Study guide, e-learning, pedagogy, socio-constructivism, test, evaluation, LMS, virtual classroom, asynchronous, instructivism, construction technique

 

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A Sociological Inquiry into Time Management in Postgraduate Studies by e‑Learning in Greece  pp66‑75

Marios Vryonides

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