TECH-KNOWLEDGY: DEVELOPING 8TS ITERATIVE CYCLE MODEL OF
ANDRAGOGY IN VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK (VLEF)
e-learning in Virtual Learning Environment Framework (VLEF) requires a person / learner to be self-regulated and using andragogical models for technology mediated tools and strategies named as tech-knowledgy.
The purpose of the study was developing a model for teaching and instruction to facilitate the life-long, continuous and self-regulated learners in formal, informal and non-formal open and flexible Virtual learning environment. The objective of the study was Tech-knowledgy i.e. developing 8Ts model for the paradigm shift from pedagogy to andragogy in ICT-integrated teacher and higher education in Pakistan and all over the world.
The study was qualitative in nature and the methodology used was critical discourse analysis of teaching models used in teacher and higher education all over the world. The result and conclusion of the study was based on the findings and thus a model was developed by the researcher having 8Ts: Transformation, Teaching, Tutoring, Technology, Tools, Treatments, Testing and Transfer to complete the teaching cycle, the model was named as 8Ts Iterative Cycle Model.
The model was recommended for teaching and instruction as an andragogy in Virtual Learning Environment Framework (VLEF) at teacher and higher education level.