Different Generations of eLearners

INTRODUCTION I am a Gen X (born in the mid-seventies). About 98% of students I teach are a mix of Millennials and Generation X students. The generational cohort is said to significantly influence one’s developmental years, shaping the way an individual interacts and experience the world (Holyoke & Larson, 2009). Thus, identifying the era a … Continue reading

Students’ Cultural and Personality Factors as Predictors of their Asynchronous Online Discussion Behaviours

Doctor of Philosophy – Thesis https://nishancperera.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/thesis-perera-nishan2.pdf

Constructivism, Social Constructivism and Situated Cognition: A Sliding Scale

Is Constructivism, Social Constructivism and Situated Cognition A Sliding Scale? Introduction This paper attempts to compare and contrast constructivist, social constructivist and situated cognition based learning theories that are part of the larger constructionist epistemology. The author will explain similarities and differences between these theories from a learning, knowledge building, teaching, technology and instructional design perspective. … Continue reading

Cognitivist vs. Behaviourist Paradigms: Points of Convergence and Divergence

Is cognitivism and behaviourism two different world views or do they explain the same phenomena from different lenses? Introduction This paper attempts to highlight points where the cognitivist and behaviouristic paradigms converge and diverge from a learning, education technology and instructional design point of view. In discussing this, the author is wondering whether these two paradigms offer entirely … Continue reading