Principle-Based Technology and Learning Environment Design for Managing Growing Demand for Digital Learning Content


Technology that supports and enhances learner-centered practices is a key theme and an important research area for the NLII and one of the reasons Margaret Haughey, editor of the Journal of Distance Education and Education Faculty member at the University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca/), was asked to tackle three questions at a plenary session of the NLII 2003 Annual meeting:

1) What do we know about learning and cognition that should be applied to the online environment?
2) How can existing technologies be used in the design of effective teaching and learning experiences?
3) What are the next challenges higher education will face in moving from the transfer model of learning to the design of rich, Web-based learning environments?

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