Activity Theory to Design Constructivist Online Learning Environments...

From: Bill Barowy (
Date: Tue Feb 24 2004 - 14:58:40 PST

... in six steps, and online. What do you think?


... activity theory holds promise as a useful conceptual framework with which
to analyze and evaluate the relative success of CSCL environments and
embedded learning activities regarding the extent to which these are
reflective of constructivist values and principles. However, more research is
needed to further articulate how such a framework can be translated into
specific design approaches for the development of wider variety
constructivist online learning environments. This article has added to that
research by providing a retrospective analysis of one online learning
activity, namely, the CALL Program's Issues Analysis Project , framing that
analysis within CSCL principles, and using activity theory as a conceptual
framework for evaluation.

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
Volume 29(3) Fall / automne, 2003

Using Activity Theory to Design Constructivist Online Learning Environments
for Higher Order Thinking: A Retrospective Analysis


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