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Authentic activities and online learning

Reeves, T.C., Herrington, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-9960-4677 and Oliver, R. (2002) Authentic activities and online learning. In: HERDSA 2002 Quality Conversations, 7 - 10 July 2002, Perth, Western Australia pp. 562-567.

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There has been a renewed interest in the role of student activities within course units as constructivist philosophy and advances in technology impact on educational design and practice. This paper proposes ten characteristics of authentic activities, based on a substantial body of educational theory and research, which can assist teachers to design more authentic activities for online learning environments. The paper includes a short review of the literature, together with the list of characteristics attributed to appropriate authors and theorists. The paper concludes with a discussion of how the affordances of Internet technologies can facilitate the operationalisation of authentic activities in online courses of study.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc
Copyright: 2002 HERDSA
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Notes: Appears In: Quality Conversations: Proceedings of the 25th HERDSA Annual Conference
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