Design Issues of a Distance Learning Course on Business on the Internet

Abstract : The paper presents the main design issues of a distance learning course on Business on the Internet. The instructional design is based on a learner centered instructional stratedy allowing learners get opportunity to construct their own knowledge while solving real business problems and transfer their knowledge to other learners. They learn autonomously taking the responsibility for their learning and following their individual cognitive styles, interests, preferences. The learners have access to the Internet being members of a global cooperatively learning community. The learning community involves students and tutors who collectively take responsibility for the design and evaluation of the course content and the teaching methods to be applied. Both students and tutors inhabit a virtual learning environment that offers different virtual places and services: virtual university, virtual enterprise, auditoriums, workshop rooms, cafes, libraries, etc., where students from different locations can meet, interact, learn and work together, as if they were face-to-face.
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Krassen Stefanov, Svetoslav Stoyanov, Roumen Nikolov. Design Issues of a Distance Learning Course on Business on the Internet. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Wiley, 1998, 14, pp.83-90. ⟨hal-00190355⟩

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