In the distance education environment, one pedagogical challenge involves increasing student engagement and active involvement in the learning process. Built on the theory of constructivism and a platform of guest lecturing, the authors introduce a method that could put students in the driver’s seat of active learning. Traditionally, guest lecturing is centered on the speaker. Our approach focuses on students, and as a result allows them to participate in each step of guest lecturing, such as preparation, interviewing, and reflection. The research methodology and plan are presented and the effectiveness of the proposed approach will be empirically tested.
Li, Lei; Conn, Samual; and Markham, Christopher, "PROMOTING ACTIVE LEARNING IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: A CASE OF STUDENT-CENTERED GUEST LECTURING" (2014). SAIS 2014 Proceedings. 21.