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dc.contributor.authorFalloon, Garry
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-17T23:45:13Z
dc.date.available2011-04-17T23:45:13Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationFalloon, G. (2011). Making the Connection: Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance and Its Relevance to the Use of a Virtual Classroom in Postgraduate Online Teacher Education. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 43(3), 187-209.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5283
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the use of the Web-based virtual environment, Adobe Connect Pro, in a postgraduate online teacher education programme at the University of Waikato. It applied the tenets of Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance (Moore, 1997) in examining the efficacy of using the virtual classroom to promote quality dialogue and explored how both internal and external structural elements related to the purpose and use of the classroom affected the sense of learner autonomy. The study provides an illustration of the complexity of the relationship that exists between the elements of Moore’s theory, and how the implementation of an external structuring technology such as the virtual classroom, can have both positive impacts (dialogue creation) and negative impacts (diminished sense of learner autonomy). It also suggests that, although Moore’s theory provides a useful conceptual “lens” through which to analyse online learning practices, its tenets may need revisiting to reflect the move toward the use of synchronous communication tools in online distance learning.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInternational Society for Technology in Educationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.iste.org/learn/publications/journals/jrte.aspxen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Journal of Research on Technology in Education, vol 43, no. 3 © 2011, ISTE ® (International Society for Technology in Education), <www.iste.org.> All rights reserved.en_NZ
dc.subjectonlineen_NZ
dc.subjectsynchronousen_NZ
dc.subjectvirtualen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunicationen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunityen_NZ
dc.subjectclassroomen_NZ
dc.subjectdistanceen_NZ
dc.subjectlearningen_NZ
dc.titleMaking the Connection: Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance and Its Relevance to the Use of a Virtual Classroom in Postgraduate Online Teacher Educationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Research on Technology in Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page187en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35792
pubs.end-page209en_NZ
pubs.volume43en_NZ


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