Educational Technology and Learning Theories

Educational Technology and Learning Theories

Yukiko Inoue (University of Guam, Guam) and Suzanne Bell (University of Guam, Guam)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-723-2.ch003
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Abstract

Because of the changing nature of today’s students, economic pressures, and rapid implementation of distance learning courses and programs, definitions of what constitutes education and learning are changing, too. Whatever years ago instructors viewed their students as blank slates whose minds could be filled with the information they were imparting, current constructivist theory holds that students, through their interaction with one another, the instructor, and their environment, create knowledge and meaning. (Palloff & Pratt, 2001, p. 3)

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