Communal Constructivism and Networked Learning: Reflections on a Case Study

POUNTNEY, Richard, PARR, Sadie and WHITTAKER, Victor (2002). Communal Constructivism and Networked Learning: Reflections on a Case Study. In: 3rd International Conference on Networked Learning, University of Sheffield, 26 Mar 2002 - 28 Mar 2002. Shefield University.

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Holmes et al. (2001) have suggested that the advent of new educational technologies warrants a new kind of educational theory - 'communal constructivism.' Communal constructivism attempts to move beyond social constructivism and capture specific elements of the additional value that C&IT applications bring to the learning and teaching environment. Our paper will critically evaluate the usefulness of Holmes et al's ideas through a case study of the way in which a virtual learning environment, Blackboard, is currently being used to support students on a level three unit ICT in an Educational Context at Sheffield Hallam University. Key words: communal constructivism, social constructivism, case study, design and pedagogy

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