Model of Learner-Centered Computer-Mediated Interaction for Collaborative Distance Learning

March 28, 2003

Interaction research in distance education has focused mostly on learner-teacher interaction in a learning environment

based on a behaviorist curriculum. This presentation focuses on factors contributing to learner-learner interaction in a distance

learning course based on learner-centered and collaborative instructional design. The proposed model, which resulted from research on patterns of learner interaction in both synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication modes, examines factors contributing to interaction in the areas of learner characteristics, technology attributes, and learning activities.

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