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Constructivism and Computer-Mediated Communication in Distance Education

American Journal of Distance Education Volume 9, Number 2, ISSN 0892-3647


Describes the assumptions of a constructivist epistemology, contrasts them with objectivist assumptions, and describes instructional systems that can support constructive learning at a distance. Highlights include paradigm shifts in learning and instructional design theory; computer-mediated communication; computer-supported collaborative work; situated, case-based learning environments; and knowledge representation and construction. (60 references) (Author/LRW)


Jonassen, D. (1995). Constructivism and Computer-Mediated Communication in Distance Education. American Journal of Distance Education, 9(2), 7-26. Retrieved April 1, 2023 from .

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