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e-Learning and action research as transformative practice

Farren, Margaret (2008) e-Learning and action research as transformative practice. Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 5 (1). ISSN 1552-3233

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As a reflective practitioner of higher education, Margaret Farren seeks to contribute to a knowledge base of professional practice by using a "living educational theory" form of action research in her approach to teaching and learning. She focuses her research on the Masters program in e-learning at Dublin City University where professional educators from a variety of private and public institutions seek to transform their pedagogy and their students' learning experiences through the application of the latest interactive technology. In this article, Farren demonstrates how an action-research approach to pedagogy that includes a commitment to both a "web of betweenness" and "living educational theory" can provide opportunities for educators to inquire into their educational influences, establish living standards of judgement, and take responsibility for their own learning.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Publisher:Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education and Human Services
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Copyright Information:This article may be reproduced and distributed for educational purposes if the following attribution is included in the document: Note: This article was originally published in Innovate ( as: Farren, M. 2008. e-Learning and action research as transformative practice. Innovate 5 (1). (accessed October 27, 2008). The article is reprinted here with permission of the publisher, The Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:667
Deposited On:28 Oct 2008 17:48 by Margaret Farren. Last Modified 17 Feb 2009 11:28

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