Dialogic e-learning2learn: creating global digital networks and educational knowledge building architectures across diversity.

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Abstract

Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the challenge and potential of online higher and continuing education, of fostering and promoting, in a global perspective across time and space, democratic values working for a better world.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a generalized dialogic learning architecture of networked collaborative learning and makes a plea for a theory-informed networked collaborative learning architecture and methodology appropriate for adult learners in higher and continuing education.
Findings – Values include mutual political and intercultural understanding, collaboration, and tolerance to cultural and ethical diversity, and they are mediated through collaborative dialogue and knowledge-building processes between learners. While embedded, empirically, in a networked distance learning context, established through synchronous and asynchronous communication technologies, the paper advocates for theory informed pedagogical designs and a teaching-learning methodology, which assumes online collaborative dialogue as the centre of a genuine learning process.
Originality/value – The paper complements this plea with a description and evaluation of the implementation of the pedagogical architecture into a Danish Master Programme.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMulticultural Educational & Technology Journal
Volume1
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)162-177
Number of pages15
ISSN1750-497X
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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