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Online learning environments: What early childhood teacher education students say

Heirdsfield, Ann M., Davis, Julie M., Lennox, Sandra P., Walker, Sue, & Zhang, Weihong (2007) Online learning environments: What early childhood teacher education students say. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 28(2), pp. 115-126.

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Abstract

As online environments gain an increasing presence in higher education for both on-campus students and distance learners, there is a need to examine how effective these environments are for student learning. Online environments require essentially different teaching and learning strategies from those used in the traditional face-to-face contexts (for on-campus students) or with print-based material (for distance learners). This paper identifies early childhood teacher education students' perceptions of their learning experiences with the advent of an online learning environment. Perceptions of on-campus and distance learners are compared, and implications for teacher education staff interested in providing high quality learning environments within an online space are discussed.

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ID Code: 8687
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: early childhood teacher education, online learning environments
DOI: 10.1080/10901020701366699
ISSN: 1745-5642
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Heirdsfield, Ann, Davis, Julie, Lennox, Sandra, Walker, Sue & Zhang, Weihong (2007). Online Learning Environments: What Early Childhood Teacher Education Students Say. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 28 (2), 115-126.]. [Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education] is available online at informaworldTM with http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/10901020701366699
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:32

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