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Evolving Learning Environments in Information Technology Education

Evolving Learning Environments in Information Technology Education
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Author(s): Kuan C. Chen (Purdue University Calumet, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch300
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The information technology instructional model involves not only the knowledge convey, but also the skills training. Information technology learning requires that students have opportunities to comprehend what they hear and read as well as express themselves in meaningful assignments or products. From the instructor standpoints, creating a learning environment for students becomes an import part of the course instruction. Evolving a learning environment for information technology classes adopting the cooperative learning approach is demonstrated in this paper. Cooperative learning is the instructional use of small groups so that students work together to maximize their own and each other’s learning. Cooperative learning helps build strengthened individual and team performance which in information technology class and helps produce more high quality graduates for tomorrow’s information technology workforce. In cooperative learning, the instructor acts as a facilitator, a tutor, a resource, but is not the source of the course’s content—the students are, through their own research and analysis. The aim: fostering independence and critical thinking.

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