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Pedagogy and Online Learning Technologies

How do you think pedagogy is affected by online learning technologies? In other words, how might these technologies constrain instructors' abilities to implement Chickering and Gamson's "Seven Principles?"

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1. GOOD PRACTICE ENCOURAGES STUDENT -- FACULTY CONTACT

I am a current and former student of online learning and a online tutor. I can definitively confirm that pedagogy is not constrained by online learning because online universities encourage and require contact between faculty and students. Faculty must correspond with students throughout the duration of the semester and this communication must entail instructors issuing feedback on student's postings for the class as well as lesson planning. I received excellent feedback and contact with my online teachers in my first entry into online learning and this has remained the same for my second Masters degree.

2. GOOD PRACTICE ENCOURAGES COOPERATION AMONG STUDENTS

Online learning is not inhibited by Chickering and Gamson's principles, but it is more difficult to facilitate group projects between students. In reference to cooperation, students cooperate during the week when they post their ...

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The expert determines how pedagogy is affected by online learning technologies.

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