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Fostering Higher Levels of Learning Using Diverse Instructional Strategies with Internet Communication Tools

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Abstract

This chapter provides an evidence-based overview of pedagogical strategies that facilitate active and engaged learning through the use of diverse and innovative instructional strategies using text-based Internet communication tools. Research has shown that some pedagogical interventions can be effective at achieving higher levels of learning and thinking in using Internet communication tools. Pedagogical interventions explored in this chapter include the following instructional methods: debates, invited guests, reflective deliberation, webquests, and nominal group technique – all using text-based Internet group communication tools. The results drawn from this study reveal that webquests and debates are the most effective pedagogical interventions at moving students toward achieving higher levels of learning.

Keywords

Pedagogical Intervention Ecological Validity Instructional Method Progressive Pedagogy Nominal Group Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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