Title

Student Learning in the Online Environment: No Significant Difference?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2001

Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Abstract

The recent trend of placing courses online is having a profound impact on higher education. This trend has caused considerable debate on the positive and negative effects of online instruction in higher education (Ellery, Estes, & Forbus, 1998; Rintara, 1998). Student learning is arguably the most important facet of the pedagogical process, regardless of the course dissemination or delivery method. The purpose of this article is to discuss student learning within the context of online instruction and to analyze the issues surrounding online implementation of physical education/kinesiology coursework. Constructivism is offered as a theoretical framework for enhancing student learning in the online environment and a process for implementing courses is proposed.

Publication Title

Quest

Volume

53

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

13