The Learning Paradigm in Online Courses

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In their 1995 Change magazine article, “From Teaching to Learning—a New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education,” Robert B. Barr and John Tagg described the Learning Paradigm, which emphasizes learning over teaching and student discovery and construction of knowledge over transfer of knowledge from instructor to student. In an interview with Online Classroom, Edward McGee, coordinator of instructional technology and distance learning at Central Virginia Community College, talked about how to implement this paradigm in the online environment.

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