A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities. (in Special Issue on Advances in Learning Design)

Conole, Grainne and Fill, Karen (2005) A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities. (in Special Issue on Advances in Learning Design). Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2005 (08)


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Despite the plethora of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools and resources available, practitioners are still not making effective use of e-learning to enrich the student experience. This article describes a learning design toolkit which guides practitioners through the process of creating pedagogically informed learning activities which make effective use of appropriate tools and resources. This work is part of a digital libraries project in which teaching staff at two universities in the UK and two in the USA are collaborating to share e-learning resources in the subject domains of Physical, Environmental and Human Geography. Finding, or creating, suitable e-learning resources and embedding them in well designed learning activities can be both challenging and time consuming. Sharing and adapting effective designs and solutions is both a stimulant and a time saver. This article describes the background to the specification of a learning activities design toolkit to support teachers as they create or adapt e-learning activities. This uses a model of pedagogical approaches as a basis for developing effective learning design plans and illustrates its use. The authors share their definition of a learning activity and taxonomies for the constituent elements. Real examples are discussed to illustrate their approach.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Commentary on: Chapter 9: An Instructional Engineering Method and Tool for the Design of Units of Learning. (Paquette, De la Teja, Léonard, Lundgren Cayrol & Marino, 2005)
ISSNs: 1365-893X (print)
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Keywords: learning design, toolkits, teaching/learning strategies, e-learning, pedagogy
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
ePrint ID: 18127
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:34
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18127

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