Meta-Tutor: an online environment for knowledge construction and self-regulated learning in clinical psychology teaching
by Eduardo Penalosa, Sandra Castaneda
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 18, No. 3, 2008

Abstract: Many online courses of psychology reported in literature are web-based versions of traditional courses, based on a flawed model of how people learn, equating education to transmission of information. This model underlies the lecture-based classroom approach used in many university courses, as well as the online translations of these courses. In this study, an alternative is proposed and evaluated empirically: a learning environment based on a sound instructional design, including knowledge constructing and self-regulated learning features. Results show that learners using this environment perform better than controls in several tests. Implications for online learning environments construction are discussed.

Online publication date: Thu, 19-Jun-2008

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