Comparison of Traditional & Web 2.0 Based Instructional Design

Louise Gruenberg posts a thoughtful look at instructional design in a 2.0 climate:

http://louisegruenberg.alablog.org/blog/_archives/2006/6/3/2004307.html

Let’s call it Archimedes’ (educational) law: Whether immersion in learning is in-person synchronous or online asynchronous, interaction supports engagement, and engagement eventually leads to learning. Eureka! And now for Gruenberg’s corollary: Instructors who do not engage learners interactively in person will not be able to do any better with advanced technology.

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