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The pedagogical design of this course is based upon the principles of authentic learning environments as defined by Dr. Jan Herrington of the University of Wollongong:

- Provide an authentic context that reflects the way the knowledge will be used in real-life
- Provide authentic activities
- Provide access to expert performances and the modeling of processes
- Provide multiple roles and perspectives
- Support collaborative construction of knowledge
- Promote reflection to enable abstractions to be formed
- Promote articulation to enable tacit knowledge to be made explicit
- Provide coaching and scaffolding at critical times
- Provide for integrated assessment of learning within the tasks.

Open and frank communications are encouraged. Feel free to contact Professor Reeves via e-mail, phone, fax, or in person if you have any questions or problems concerning this course. Open and frank communication will be essential to our collaboration in making this a successful learning experience for all.

We'll depend on this web site as both a vehicle for communications and an environment for learning. Please visit this course web site often. Also, attendance is important in this course because we will only meet 15 times during the semester! Please advise Professor Reeves in advance if you must miss a class.