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
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