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A Four Dimensional Model of Formal and Informal Learning

Chen, Wen-Pin, Millard, David and Wills, Gary (2008) A Four Dimensional Model of Formal and Informal Learning At The 16th International International Conference on Computers in Education. 27 - 31 Oct 2008.

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Learning systems focused on collaborative learning are often described in terms of formal and informal learning, however definitions of formal and informal learning vary, which makes it difficult to compare systems that may have been described using different perspectives. In this paper we present a framework for describing formality in e-learning systems, which can account for the most common perspectives: formality focused on Learning Objective, Learning Environment, Learning Activity and/or Learning Tool. Our framework can be used to compare different e-learning systems, and can also describe collaborative systems where different students can take very different roles in the activity, and the degree of formality can vary according to the role.

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Published date: 27 October 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: on October 27 through 31, 2008
Venue - Dates: The 16th International International Conference on Computers in Education, 2008-10-27 - 2008-10-31
Keywords: e-learning, informal systems
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 266632
PURE UUID: 8a0fa3b1-0559-4af5-9543-623bc7428840
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Sep 2008 14:26
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:14

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Author: Wen-Pin Chen
Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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