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E-tivities, 2nd Edition by Gilly Salmon

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Chapter 2E-tivities in the five-stage model

For online learning to be successful and happy, participants need to be supported through a structured developmental process. This chapter offers a description of my five-stage model, which provides a framework or scaffold for a structured and paced programme of e-tivities. A structured learning scaffold implies prior design, providing a familiar and sequenced routine leading to increasing control by the learner.

The five-stage model offers essential support and development to participants at each stage as they build up expertise in learning online. Each stage requires e-tivities of a different nature, as I will outline.

Introducing the model

First, I will briefly explain the five-stage model. There’s ...

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