A Learner-Centered Framework for E-Learning

by Barbara L. McCombs & Donna Vakili - 2005

The age is here of distance learning and new forms of e-learning. The rate at which a variety of institutions are entering the distance learning arena is increasing rapidly. In spite of the increased popularity and presence of online learning opportunities, however, many researchers and practitioners are decrying the lack of a research-validated framework to guide their design. Other researchers and practitioners point out that what works in effective traditional learning environments may or may not work in online environments. These concerns are addressed in this article through a review of relevant research and the presentation of a learner-centered framework. This framework is based on the American Psychological Association's (1997) research-validated Learner-Centered Psychological Principles, developed from over a century of research.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 8, 2005, p. 1582-1600
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12088, Date Accessed: 7/16/2020 10:12:12 AM

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