Title

Building an online wisdom community: A transformational design model.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Casey Frechette

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Date Issued

January 2004

Date Available

September 2014

ISSN

1042-1726

Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a new instructional design model based on socioconstructivist learning theories and distance education principles for the design of online wisdom communities and the efficacy of the model drawing on evaluation results from its implementation in Fall 2002. The model, Final Outcome Centered Around Learner (FOCAL), aims to facilitate transformational learning by fostering three dimensions: the development of a Wisdom Community, Knowledge Innovation, Mentoring and Learner Support, in an online learning environment. The theoretical framework for the FOCAL model is grounded in socioconstructivist learning theories that focus on the link between cognitive and social processes in understanding learning.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 15(2), 40-62. DOI: 10.1007/BF02940929 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Springer

Creative Commons License

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