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A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities

A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities
A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities
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.
Learning design, toolkits, teaching/learning strategies, e-learning, pedagogy
Conole, G.C.
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Fill, K.
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Tattersall, Colin
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Koper, Rob
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Conole, G.C.
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Fill, K.
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Tattersall, Colin
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Koper, Rob
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Conole, G.C. and Fill, K. , Tattersall, Colin and Koper, Rob (eds.) (2005) A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2005 (8).

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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.

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Published date: September 2005
Keywords: Learning design, toolkits, teaching/learning strategies, e-learning, pedagogy
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 263710
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263710
PURE UUID: a429025b-007d-4723-963d-ce69f7b5419e

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:42

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Author: G.C. Conole
Author: K. Fill
Editor: Colin Tattersall
Editor: Rob Koper

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