It is often assumed that the purpose of the online discussion forum is to replace the interaction available in face to face learning environments, but Levine (2007) suggests that it provides constructivist learning and community development that is not necessarily present in onsite learning. The connection between constructivism and community development is the construction of knowledge through collaboration. While this is a higher level of learning than the lower taxonomies of acquiring and understanding, it also provides a higher responsibility … [Read More]
The best uses for qualitative research inquiries has been a point of discussion during my research forum this quarter at Walden University. However, I felt this particular discussion was extremely relevant to how we should operate our every day learning in business or personal.
There are essential characteristics of experiential learning to note based on the observations of the Lewinian Model of Action Research, Deweyâ€™s Model of Learning, and Piagetâ€™s Model of Cognitive Development. All of these models have similar characteristics that result in the following conclusions presented by Kolb (1984):