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Enhancing learner–learner interaction using video communications in higher education: Implications from theorising about a new model

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Abstract

As visual connectivity improves, an opportunity to enrich and rethink the place of learning design in online and distance education is presenting itself. The opportunity is derived from the increasing scope for personalised synchronous interaction which has been missing in computer mediated communications (CMC) and previous generations of distance education. This paper presents a model which distinguishes between planned learner-content interaction and learner-learner interaction and suggests that a blend of planned and non-planned learner-learner interaction is worthwhile. It concentrates on technology enhanced learning using video communications which provide opportunities for more authentic online collaborative learning, formally and informally. This conceptualisation is underpinned by beliefs which promote constructivist and transformative learning in the hope of stimulating debate as universities focus more towards quality learning. The intent is to explore the implications of learning in higher education becoming enhanced in online environments as learner-learner dialogue occurs ‘face-to-face’, thus, extending the potential of online learner-content environments.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00990.x

Publication date: 2011-01-01

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