Sunday, May 1, 2005

Some Principles of Effective E-Learning

by Stephen Downes.
No doubt there are other aspects of effective e-learning. Pedagogical theorists will talk about scaffolding, talk about learning objectives and outcomes, talk about practice and examination, and more. In various contexts these are all important and will play a significant role in determining the success of failure of a given learning enterprise. None of these, though, are as central to the design of effective learning as the three criteria listed.
His 3 principles are:

  • Interaction

  • Usability

  • Relevance

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