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Applied learning in online spaces: traditional pedagogies informing educational design for today's learners


Downing, J and Herrington, J, Applied learning in online spaces: traditional pedagogies informing educational design for today's learners, Proceeding of the 30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013, 1-4 December 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 236-246. ISBN 978-1-74138-403-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The challenge to provide engaging, effective learning environments for university students is perhaps greater now than ever before. While the ‘anytime, anywhere’ online learning environment appeals, students also need a learning environment that encourages and retains their engagement. A new teacher-education program with an explicit focus on applied learning commenced at the University of Tasmania in 2011. The fully online course aims to provide an authentic, engaging environment for the students, who are primarily mature-aged, in-service teachers in TAFE colleges. This paper describes the applied learning design principles created to guide the course development and delivery, and the initial findings of a doctoral study being undertaken to examine their effectiveness. The research aims to provide a set of tested design principles to encourage and support an applied learning approach in online teacher-education courses, and more broadly in higher education.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:e-learning, applied learning, authentic, online, teacher education, design principles, higher education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Downing, J (Dr Jillian Downing)
ID Code:89701
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-03-12
Last Modified:2017-07-17
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