Situated Learning in Online Courses

Situated Learning in Online Courses, by Susan Smith Nash:

“Situated learning” is a term popularized by Lave and Wenger (1991), and it refers to the kind of cognitive activity and knowledge acquisition that takes place in an apprenticeship-type setting. It emphasizes the following elements: content, real life, and mentoring. It involves developing an awareness of both tacit and explicit knowledge

Now that in the Campus for Peace we’re revising out methodological approach for e-learning for development, this article will help us in the role of the mentor, which is a strong point in the whole process.


If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2005) “Situated Learning in Online Courses” In ICTlogy, #16, January 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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