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What is Constructivist Pedagogy

Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education
An approach to teaching in which learners are provided with the opportunity to construct meaning and learn by making connections between their existing knowledge and the new ideas, concepts, and facts.
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Successful Design and Management of Asynchronous Discussion Forums in Online Higher Education
Andreea Cervatiuc (University of British Columbia, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8286-1.ch006
This chapter focuses on asynchronous discussion forums in online higher education. Drawing on recent research and her experience as the program coordinator of an online Master of Education and developer and instructor of online courses, the author of this chapter identifies and explains some principles for the successful design and management of asynchronous discussion forums, such as the relevance of the course topics, flexible, accountable, active, collaborative, and focused learning and the ideal role of the online instructor. The author also proposes a framework for the effective organization of learning modules in asynchronous online courses.
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Instructional Strategies for Game-Based Learning
A set of principles based in the constructivist theory of how humans construct knowledge. It is based on the idea that knowledge is constructed during experience, such as real-world problem solving, and by reflecting on those experiences.
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