Towards online delivery of process-oriented guided inquiry learning techniques in information technology courses

Trevathan, Jarrod, and Myers, Trina (2013) Towards online delivery of process-oriented guided inquiry learning techniques in information technology courses. Journal of Learning Design, 6 (2). pp. 1-11.

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Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a technique used to teach in large lectures and tutorials. It invokes interaction, team building, learning and interest through highly structured group work. Currently, POGIL has only been implemented in traditional classroom settings where all participants are physically present. However, advances in online learning technologies have prompted increases in the popularity of flexible delivery and distance education courses. Therefore, teaching methodologies need to reflect the changing student demographic. This paper describes a preliminary approach for adapting POGIL techniques for use in tertiary courses delivered online. We discuss the current technologies that can be used for teaching online and contrast their suitability for POGIL. A teaching format is presented using Web 2.0 technologies (a wiki, blogs, and social networking) as a starting point for POGIL. We describe how an online third year Information Technology subject adopted these technologies for a condensed implementation of POGIL.

Item ID: 28016
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1832-8342
Keywords: POGIL, online delivery, student interaction, Web 2.0, Facebook, active learning, information technology
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Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 02:49
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 50%
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