Design exemplars for synchronous e-learning: A design theory approach
2010 (English)In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, Vol. 55, no 2, 652-662 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Synchronous e-learning has received much less research attention, as compared with asynchronous e-learning. Practitioners that consider using and designing synchronous e-learning are in urgent need of guidance. In order to address this need, we propose design exemplars for synchronous e-learning. They are directed towards a primary constituent community of teachers, administrators, managers and developers of e-learning. The exemplars have been theoretically as well as empirically grounded through cross-case analyses of studies conducted between 2003 and 2006. Moreover, the exemplars have been evaluated by conducting focus group sessions with experienced practitioners having experience of using and developing e-learning. Strong support was identified for each design exemplar. The exemplars can be used as research hypotheses and be tested in future design research. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 55, no 2, 652-662 p.
Synchronous e-learning, Design exemplars, Design research, Design evaluation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27279DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.025ISI: 000279137800019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77953322924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27279DiVA: diva2:377569
QC 201012142010-12-142010-12-092010-12-14Bibliographically approved