Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Cognitive Apprenticeship and Writing in Distance and Online Learning

Cognitive Apprenticeship and Writing in Distance and Online Learning
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Vanessa P. Dennen (Florida State University, USA) and Kerry J. Burner (Florida State University, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 7
Source title: Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia L. Rogers (Bemidji State University, USA), Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands (Retired), USA), Judith V. Boettcher (Designing for Learning, USA), Caroline Howard (HC Consulting, USA), Lorraine Justice (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) and Karen D. Schenk (K. D. Schenk and Associates Consulting, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch041


View Cognitive Apprenticeship and Writing in Distance and Online Learning on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


As online learning has matured, it has increasingly used Web-based technologies to support communication and interactions among participants (e.g. students, instructors, and mentors) in addition to content delivery. Many online learning experiences depend heavily on text-based interactions to support learning, practice, and assessment activities. Threaded discussions forums are particularly useful learning activities, as is the exchange of word-processed documents for formative and summative assessments. These activities are a natural result of the desire to connect people via technology while taking advantage of asynchronous communication’s convenience.

Related Content

Fernando Bandeira, João Casqueira Cardoso. © 2021. 23 pages.
Gulgun Afacan Adanır. © 2021. 19 pages.
Ingrid N. Pinto-López, Cynthia M. Montaudon-Tomas. © 2021. 35 pages.
Teresa Oliveira Ramos, Carla Morais, Cristina Ribeiro. © 2021. 39 pages.
Ashleigh J. Fletcher, Mark Haw, Miguel Jorge, Kenneth Moffat. © 2021. 31 pages.
Maria Minerva P. Calimag. © 2021. 22 pages.
Tiago da Silva Carvalho, Pedro Almeida, Ana Balula. © 2021. 23 pages.
Body Bottom