Teaching transparent, in the words of Prof Morten Paulsen (see Cooperative Online Education in Seminar.net - International journal of media, technology and lifelong learning Vol N - Issue N - 20NN) has the following advantages:
- Preventive quality improvement, because we are prone to provide better quality when we know that others have access to the information and contributions we provide
- Constructive quality improvement, because we may learn from others when we have access to their data and contributions
- Reactive quality improvement, because we may receive feedback from others when they have access to our data and contributions
You have here a good text on this paper: Transparency in Cooperative Online Education by Chritian and Dalsgaard Morten Flate Paulsen in The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 10, No 3 (2009) [accessed January 5, 2010].
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