—Active Learning improves student attitudes and
develops thinking and writing skills. It is increasingly
recommended as a teaching method to improve learning. In this
paper we are interested in the transformation of a face to face
active course into a web-based active course. First we propose a
mapping between concepts related to active instructional
methods and corresponding online concepts. Further to this
mapping exercise, a meta-model, including pedagogical and
technical concepts, is designed. In order to evaluate and validate
the proposed mapping and meta-model a case study is carried
out. It concerns the transformation of an entrepreneurship
active course into an online version and its deployment in the
context of a training of trainers.
—Active learning, active e-learning, meta-model,
mapping, instructional design.
Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi is with PRINCE Research UNIT, ISITC H-Sousse,
Sousse University and Virtual University of Tunis, Tunisia (e-mail:
Sonia Ayachi Ghannouchi is with RIADI Research lab, ISG, Sousse
Cite: Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi and Sonia Ayachi Ghannouchi, "Conceptual Design and Validation of Meta-Model for Active e-Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 42-48, 2014.