Week 4 Authentic Online Learning | Talk Story @ iFacilitate

Via Scoop.itThe eLearning Site

Authentic learning is appealing as a pedagogical approach on at least four counts:
– It situates knowledge in realistic contexts, thereby contextualizing knowledge, and making it less likely to remain ‘inert’ when needed to solve problems;

– Realistic tasks cognitively challenge learners to solve problems and think in the same ways as professionals working in real world contexts;

– Technology-based cognitive tools can be used both in the processes and products of learning;

– Complex tasks require the creation of real products and artifacts, and are more worthy of the investment of time and effort in higher education than decontextualised exercises and tasks.

– The creation of genuine shareable products ensures that authentic learning is in a position to capitalize on the participatory culture afforded by social media.

Via blogs.leeward.hawaii.edu

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