The Orientation and Disorientation of E-Learners

The Orientation and Disorientation of E-Learners

Bernard Mark Garrett (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Richard Francis (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-792-6.ch015


In this chapter, we will explore how students may be orientated and disorientated to online learning, examining some of the methods that can be implanted to make life easier for the student and facilitate learning, and also some of the pitfalls to be avoided if students are to study effectively in an online learning environment. The argument is also presented that the disorientation experienced by students in online learning is part of a positive transformative experience leading to greater learner independence.

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