Constructivism and Computer-Mediated Communication in Distance Education

  title={Constructivism and Computer-Mediated Communication in Distance Education},
  author={David H. Jonassen and Mark E Davidson and Mauri Collins and John Campbell and Brenda Bannan Haag},
The fields of learning theory and instructional design are in the midst of a scientific revolution in which their objectivist philosophical foundations are being replaced by a constructivist epistemology. This article describes the assumptions of a constructivist epistemology, contrasts them with objectivist assumptions, and then describes instructional systems that can support constructive learning at a distance Limitations of Distance Learning Technologies In an effort to supplement or… CONTINUE READING
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