Guiding staff at higher education institutions towards teaching online. A case of pedagogy before online technology

ID: 41918 Type: Full Paper
  1. Antonia Makina, University of South Africa, South Africa

Thursday, October 30 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom E View on map

Presider: Glenn Blazek, Aerojet Rocketdyne, United States

Abstract: There is growing evidence that well designed on-line delivery regardless of the media used can improve retention, expand the scope and resources available in learning situations and increase the motivation of users (Fischer, 1997; Mayer, 2001). The use of technology should be driven by sound pedagogical principles (Ascough 2010) that are guided by the accepted theory of learning preferred by the academics, college or institution of the day. Online technology should be at the service of teaching and learning processes. The aim of this paper is to explore an education model of pedagogy before online technology based on collagogy in order to motivate higher education lecturers into using the new technologies into their teaching. The paper employs the theory of collagogy to design the model of pedagogy before technology in higher education institutions.

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