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- Linda Harasim
- Theories and Frameworks for Online Education- Part 3
- Learning theory and online technologies
- ATESL 2019
Darrell A. Last week we discussed social costructivism, derivatives of the major learning theories, community of inquiry, and connectivism theories. In this installment of Next Step to Success we will discuss additional theoretical frameworks relevant to the pedagogical aspects of online education. Just as no single learning theory has emerged for instruction in general, the same is true for online education. A number of theories have evolved, most of which derive from the major learning theories previously discussed.
Theories and Frameworks for Online Education- Part 3
Linda Marie Harasim , a "leading teacher, scholar and speaker on the theories and practices of online education, contributing knowledge, technologies, and practices to the field of technology-enabled learning,"  is a pioneer leading theorist of online education. Harasim began to develop her Collaborative Learning Theory,  pedagogy and the research methodology of Online Discourse Analysis  while working as a senior researcher and assistant professor at the University of Toronto 's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education , — In , Harasim designed and taught one of the first totally online university courses in the world with Dorothy E. Smith on the topic of women and computers in education. In —, she developed the online pedagogy and small group discussion methodology which was adopted, after a consultancy with Harasim, by the University of Phoenix. In , Harasim, along with Thomas W. Calvert, led a project to develop Virtual-U, a virtual learning environment customized to support collaborative learning.
Book Description. Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of online learning, the foundations of its historical.
Learning theory and online technologies
We intend for the participants to develop a set of strategies that can be applied in the design and facilitation of high-quality online modules or courses. The structure of the workshop will be threefold, starting with a minute long introduction to the current situation of online teaching and the set-up of the interactive learning that will happen in the following steps. We will be using an actual online course as the platform, from which to access all activities as well as to demonstrate high quality course design in context.
Effective teacher professional development TPD is critical in improving the quality of education and assisting students in acquiring complex 21st-century skills. TPD can enhance teachers' motivation and confidence and improve their knowledge and practice. The research has identified a set of TPD characteristics: content focus, sustained duration, incorporation of active learning, collaboration, modeling practices with coaching, feedback, and reflection Darling-Hammond et al. Through these practices situated, transformative, and theory-based TPD models challenge traditional transmissive models Borko et al. In response to pressures for providing more flexible and cost-effective TPD, teacher educators have turned to innovative technology-mediated, online, and blended approaches that allow teachers to engage actively at their pace. Collaborative online technologies allow teachers to engage in participatory, not content-driven experiences, with pedagogically intriguing electronic apprenticeship where meanings and insights can be co-constructed Dede et al. However, as the COVID pandemic revealed, quality teaching mediated through technology is not easily orchestrated.
Summary: Online collaborative learning theory, or OCL, is a form of constructivist teaching that takes the form of instructor-led group learning online. In OCL, students are encouraged to collaboratively solve problems through discourse instead of memorizing correct answers. The teacher plays a crucial role as a facilitator as well as a member of the knowledge community under study. Linda Harasim, professor at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver , developed online collaborative learning theory OCL in  from a theory originally called computer-mediated communication CMC , or networked learning .