The Nature of Knowledge in Web-Based Learning Environments
Jan Fernback, Temple University, PA
A number of pedagogical concerns have arisen as a result of student enabled
instructive strategies. As more sources produce more information available
in the online environment, the nature of knowledge becomes more relative.
Students need to understand how to cope with that relativity by learning how
to judge the credibility of online information, and how to participate in
their own learning in web-based educational environments ethically and
responsibly. A case study of a blended course provides the foundation for
examining these issues. Recommendations are made for course design that
include a grounding in epistemology.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2003 Volume 7, Issue 4