Paradigms for On-Line Learning: A Case Study in the Design and Implementation of an Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) Course

John R. Bourne, Eric McMaster, Jennifer Rieger, Olin Campbell

Abstract


This paper examines paradigms used in on-line learning, with a specific emphasis on how to effectively employ asynchronous learning networks for delivery of on-line courses. Recent progress in ALNs is presented, methodologies for getting started in creating an ALN course given, and relationships between traditional teaching and learning methods and ALN-based courses
discussed. To illustrate a specific ALN model, the paper presents a case study about the creation of an on-line course. The prospects for on-line education and the challenges that face the ALN field are considered.


Keywords


ALN,Information Technology,Conferencing,Portfolios,Mentoring,Online Course

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Bourne, J. R., Brodersen, A. J., Campbell, J.O., Dawant, M.M and Shiavi, R. G. A Model for On-Line Learnng Networks in Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Education, ASEE, Vol 85, No. 3, pp 253-262, July, 1996.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v1i2.1932



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