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An examination of learning design descriptions in a repository

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Abstract


  • The past decade has seen a significant expansion of flexible learning in higher education as

    new communication technologies have broadened the scope and potential for online

    learning. With this expansion has come the need for pedagogically sound learning

    experiences and an interest in reusing effective pedagogical designs. The concept of a

    ‘learning design’ - a formalism for documenting educational practice to facilitate sharing

    and reuse by teachers, is being researched as one way of supporting dissemination of ‘best

    practice’. This paper reports an analytical study that sought to advance understanding of

    what constitutes an effective learning design description based on an analysis of learning

    designs in an existing repository. The study contended that an effective learning design

    description comprises a clear description of the pedagogy, a quality rating and advice on

    potential reuse. Six, from a repository of 32, were identified as effective learning design

    descriptions.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Agostinho, S., Bennett, S., Lockyer, L., Kosta, L., Jones, J. & Harper, B. (2009). An examination of learning design descriptions in a repository. In R. Atkinson & C. McBeath (Eds.), Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (pp. 11-19). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology and ASCILITE.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1116&context=edupapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/115

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  • 11

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  • 19

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract


  • The past decade has seen a significant expansion of flexible learning in higher education as

    new communication technologies have broadened the scope and potential for online

    learning. With this expansion has come the need for pedagogically sound learning

    experiences and an interest in reusing effective pedagogical designs. The concept of a

    ‘learning design’ - a formalism for documenting educational practice to facilitate sharing

    and reuse by teachers, is being researched as one way of supporting dissemination of ‘best

    practice’. This paper reports an analytical study that sought to advance understanding of

    what constitutes an effective learning design description based on an analysis of learning

    designs in an existing repository. The study contended that an effective learning design

    description comprises a clear description of the pedagogy, a quality rating and advice on

    potential reuse. Six, from a repository of 32, were identified as effective learning design

    descriptions.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Agostinho, S., Bennett, S., Lockyer, L., Kosta, L., Jones, J. & Harper, B. (2009). An examination of learning design descriptions in a repository. In R. Atkinson & C. McBeath (Eds.), Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (pp. 11-19). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology and ASCILITE.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1116&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/115

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 19

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland, New Zealand