Designing for Learning in an Open World

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 21, 2012 - Education - 324 pages
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The Internet and associated technologies have been around for almost twenty years. Networked access and computer ownership are now the norm. There is a plethora of technologies that can be used to support learning, offering different ways in which learners can communicate with each other and their tutors, and providing them with access to interactive, multimedia content. However, these generic skills don’t necessarily translate seamlessly to an academic learning context. Appropriation of these technologies for academic purposes requires specific skills, which means that the way in which we design and support learning opportunities needs to provide appropriate support to harness the potential of technologies. More than ever before learners need supportive ‘learning pathways’ to enable them to blend formal educational offerings, with free resources and services. This requires a rethinking of the design process, to enable teachers to take account of a blended learning context.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Theory and Methodology The Interdisciplinary Nature of the Field
15
Chapter 3 Related Research Fields
33
Chapter 4 Open Social and Participatory Media
47
Chapter 5 Mediating Artefacts
64
Chapter 6 Affordances
85
Chapter 7 Design Languages and Learning Design
101
Chapter 8 Design Representations
139
Chapter 11 The Nature of Openness
203
Chapter 12 Open Educational Resources
225
Chapter 13 Realising the Vision of Open Educational Resources
244
Chapter 14 Online Communities and Interactions
265
Chapter 15 Cloudworks
285
Chapter 16 Conclusion
305
Chapter 17 Postscript
313
Index
319

Chapter 9 Tools for Visualising Designs
161
Chapter 10 Pedagogical Planners
183

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