Authentic Learning

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elearning space focuses on authentic learning principles. “Authentic learning typically focuses on real-world, complex problems and their solutions, using role-playing exercises, problem-based activities, case studies, and participation in virtual communities of practice.” [1] Authentic learning attempts to make connections for the student between the newly learned content and past experiences that have happened in their real life. This supports learning because as a student connects the newly learned knowledge to a real-life experience, this new knowledge is more likely to be remembered.

[1] Lombardi, Marilyn M. 2007. “EDUCAUSE.” Edited by Diana G. Oblinger. Accessed February 18, 2017. https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3009.pdf.

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