Designing for Learning in an Open World by Gráinne Conole (auth.)

By Gráinne Conole (auth.)

The net and linked applied sciences were round for nearly two decades. Networked entry and computing device possession are actually the norm. there's a plethora of applied sciences that may be used to help studying, providing other ways within which newbies can converse with one another and their tutors, and delivering them with entry to interactive, multimedia content material. notwithstanding, those general abilities don’t unavoidably translate seamlessly to a tutorial studying context. Appropriation of those applied sciences for educational reasons calls for particular abilities, which means the way we layout and aid studying possibilities must offer applicable aid to harness the possibility of applied sciences. greater than ever sooner than newbies desire supportive ‘learning pathways’ to allow them to combination formal academic choices, with loose assets and providers. This calls for a rethinking of the layout procedure, to permit academics to take account of a combined studying context.

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The approaches to supporting teacher practice discussed in this chapter are instructional design, the learning sciences, learning objects and open educational resources, pedagogical patterns, and professional networks and support centres. Instructional Design Learning design is closely aligned to, but distinct from, the well-established field of instructional design. Hohanson et al. (2008, p. 6) argue that instructional design is guided by a range of theories, ideas, beliefs and assumptions, not least the perception of the practitioners’ own practice.

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