An examination of learning design descriptions in an existing learning design repository

Shirley Agostinho*, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Lisa Kosta, Jennifer Jones, Barry Harper

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSame places, different spaces
Subtitle of host publicationthe 26th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2009), Auckland, New Zealand, 6 - 9 December 2009
EditorsRoger Atkinson, Clare McBeath
Place of PublicationAuckland, New Zealand
PublisherThe University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology
Pages11-19
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781877314827
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Same places, different spaces", ASCILITE - 2009 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 6 Dec 20099 Dec 2009

Other

Other26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Same places, different spaces", ASCILITE - 2009
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period6/12/099/12/09

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