Title: Experience of the implementation of a cooperative and contributive learning model in teaching networking information technologies in conditions of emerging technologies

Authors: Yuri V. Demchenko

Addresses: TERENA, Singel 468D, Amsterdam, 1017AW, The Netherlands

Abstract: In the modern networked information environment, the main paradigm of professional education has sufficiently changed with regards to the actual roles of the teacher and students. New approaches in education and training should increase the assistance-to-contributive effect, i.e., education and training organisations should become knowledge-based organisations themselves and should implement the KBCo corporate model. The contributive effect in IT education should shift from being a secondary process to a productive one. New approaches in professional education should utilise the learning process (or its results) to create an information and knowledge base for teaching the next generation of students and/or trainees. Students become responsible for their own necessary knowledge acquisition based on their curriculum experience but the teacher has to manage the education process and set up an appropriate motivation system; in other words, the teacher will teach students how to learn and sets up a motivation framework for successful and timely curriculum performing. The basic principles of education in a Networked Information Environment are formulated and discussed. Students learn in cooperative project based environments oriented towards producing final results that will help them to acquire knowledge in adjacent areas of common project group competence. The contributive process of education in IT should work on developing meaningful information resources with will increase the national presence in GII - Global Information Infrastructure. Proposed approaches and new principles of education in the networked information environment are based on two years experience in active instructional methodology development at Kiev Polytechnic Institute. Results and problems are described. The paper presents practical results and experiences in the development of new instructional methodology for the teaching of modern Networking Information Technologies, based on the Cooperative and Contributive Learning model in the rapidly changing conditions of emerging new technologies in the Ukraine. Paradigmatic change and the main principles of developing Instructional Methodology of Teaching in Networked Information Environment are discussed.

Keywords: cooperative learning; contributive learning; information technologies; new instructional models; professional education; internet; emerging technologies (countries with emerging technologies).

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2001.000411

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2001 Vol.11 No.4/5/6, pp.459-467

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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