Interactivity Accountability in e-Learning at the University Level

By Diane Polachek.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The university eLearning experience is a venue for meaningful communication, teaching, and learning. Faculty and students alike can genuinely commit to a positive interactive collaboration resulting in an optimal teaching-learning process. This presentation addresses interactivity in the university eLearning environment and incorporates the research-based, user-friendly, four-step H.O.P.E. model that faculty can easily adapt to any academic content area. The four components central to the model include setting high expectations, organization, participation, and evaluation. The construct of interactivity accountability has never been more vital than in the eLearning environment. This construct calls for the mutual responsibility of faculty and students to create and maintain an optimal teaching-learning experience. The model serves as an effective paradigm to initiate professional discussion, foster dialogue and reflection, and improve the teaching and learning processes at the university level.

Keywords: Interactivity Accountability in e-Learning, Effective e-Learning

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp.179-186. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 515.894KB).

Dr. Diane Polachek

Chairperson, Associate Professor of Education, & Teacher Certification Officer, Education Department, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Diane M. Polachek is an Associate Professor of Education, teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of the Teacher Education Program at Wilkes University. She serves as Chairperson of the Education Department, and Teacher Certification Officer for Wilkes, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Among Dr. Polachek’s research interests are: effective classroom teaching, cooperating teacher training in the supervision of student teachers, effective teaching-learning experiences, and children’s educational television. Dr. Polachek was the executive producer and host of the award-winning children’s educational television show “WOW!” She was a designer of the K-16 Collaborative for Cooperating and Student Teachers with a focus on the e-Learning environment. Dr. Polachek was awarded the Carpenter Award for Outstanding Teaching at Wilkes University.

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