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Linda Harasim Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Harasim

Linda Marie Harasim, a "leading teacher, scholar and speaker on the theories and practices of online education, contributing knowledge, technologies, and practices to the field of technology-enabled learning,"[1] is a pioneer leading theorist of online education.[2] She is a professor emerita in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[3] Her six books and hundreds of articles about Computer-supported collaborative learning have been acknowledged as seminal works in the field.[4]

Harasim began to develop her Collaborative Learning Theory,[5] pedagogy and the research methodology of Online Discourse Analysis[6] while working as a senior researcher and assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1983–1989. In 1986, Harasim designed and taught one of the first totally online university courses in the world with Dorothy E. Smith on the topic of women and computers in education.[7]

In 1987–1989, she developed the online pedagogy and small group discussion methodology which was adopted, after a consultancy with Harasim, by the University of Phoenix.[8] Harasim joined the faculty of SFU in 1990 and has been active in studying pedagogical approaches and developing the theory and research methods associated with Collaborative Learning in online environments.[9]

Her books Educational Applications of Computer Networks (1986) and Online Education: Perspectives on a New Environment (1990) were amongst the first in the field.[2]

In 1993, Harasim, along with Thomas W. Calvert, led a project to develop Virtual-U, a virtual learning environment customized to support collaborative learning.[10] The Virtual-U software was used to support online courses and to prototype new educational social media environments and tools until 2014. It was also used by the Global Educators Network.[11]

In 1995, Harasim founded and served as CEO of the TeleLearning Network of Centre of Excellence (TL*NCE) in Canada.[12] The $50 million project was funded half by the Canadian federal government and half by other public and private sector sources. During its operation (1995–2003) TL*NCE funded hundreds of researchers from 32 universities in Canada and worked with participants from 225 public and private sector organizations.[13] While CEO of the network, Harasim focused her research on 500 online courses that were conducted on Virtual-U. While performing this research she collaborated with Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia to further develop theoretical work in collaborative learning and knowledge building, especially the use of latent semantic analysis of online educational discourse.[14]

Harasim has been a member of several prestigious boards and committees such as Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.[15]

Harasim currently publishes and undertakes research in "Understanding Digital Social Media and the Knowledge Society", "Digital Media Research Methods," and "Online Education," as well as communication and learning theories.[16]

Publications[edit]

  • Harasim, L. (2011). Learning Theory and Online Technologies. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780415999762
  • Harasim, L. Hiltz, S.R., Teles, L. and Turoff, M. (2005). Redes de aprendizagem: Um guia para ensino e aprendizagem on-line. Portuguese. Editora Senac: São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Harasim, L. Hiltz, S.R., Teles, L. and Turoff, M. (2000). Redes de aprendizaje – Guia para la enseanza y el aprendizaje en red. Spanish. Barcelona: Editorial Gedisa, Spain.
  • Harasim, L., Hiltz, S.R., Teles, L. and Turoff, M. (1995). Learning Networks: A Field Guide to Teaching & Learning Online. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Harasim, L. (1993). Global Networks: Computers and Communication. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262082228
  • Harasim, L. (1990). Online Education: Perspectives on a New Environment. New York: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 9780275934484
  • Harasim, L., and Johnson, E.M. (1986). Educational Applications of Computer Networks. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Education Press.

A more complete bibliography can be found at ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IJEDE Editors (16 October 2016). "Thirty Years Later: Educational Applications of Computer Conferencing". International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education / Revue Internationale du E-Learning et la Formation À Distance. 31 (2). Retrieved 2020-02-05. {{cite journal}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Linda Harasim - School of Communication - Simon Fraser University". Sfu.ca. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Harasim, L., and Smith, D.E. (1993). Making Connections, Thinking Change Together: Women teachers and computer networks. In P. Bourne, et al. Feminism and Education - A Canadian Perspective (2). Toronto: CSWE/OISE Press.
  8. ^ Hedegaard-Bishop, T. (1999). "Clearing the Path for Putting Complete Degree Programs Online." In Wisdom & Wizardry: Celebrating the Pioneers of Online Education, pp. 19-22.
  9. ^ Carver, Diane (28 August 2012). "Book review - Learning theory and online technologies". The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 13 (4): 324–326. doi:10.19173/irrodl.v13i4.1340. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Virtual-U Development Plan: Issues and Process" (PDF). Cs.ubc.ca. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2001-03-03. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Eggins, H. (2000). Costing Technology-Based Education: Research Studies from the UK, Canada, the European Community, and Australia. In M.J. FinkelStein (editor), Dollars, Distance, And Online Education: The New Economics Of College Teaching and Learning. American Council on Education Oryx Press Series on Higher Education.
  14. ^ "Usage of Patterns". Cs.ubc.ca. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  15. ^ Government of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada. "Information archivée dans le Web" (PDF). Publications.gc.ca. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2014-09-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)