Documenting learning environments and experiences

Cameron, Leanne (2007) Documenting learning environments and experiences. In: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. pp. 108-117. From: ASCILITE 2007: 24th Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: ICT: providing choices for learners and learning, 2-5 December 2007, Singapore.

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At their best, ICTs can support knowledge construction, learning-by-doing, by conversing and by reflecting (Jonassen, 1999) but managing all this in a student-centred environment is a complex task that might be made more manageable by teachers sharing and re-using effective learning designs. Furthermore, if these designs were available in machinereadable format, educators would be able to select a learning design to suit their context "off the shelf" and plug-and-play it. A number of attempts are currently being made to comprehensively document learning designs that would allow educators to share successful, stimulating and engaging learning environments and experiences. IMS-LD, LAMS and the AUTC Learning Design Project are three developments where a comprehensive system is being produced that utilises a consistent data standard and vocabulary to describe the teaching and learning environment and the different theoretical approaches employed (Oliver & Littlejohn, 2006) and two of the three are machine-readable (INS-LD and LAMS). This paper provides a review of each of these methods of documenting learning designs and details the results of a study that demonstrated that a system that educators can use to comprehensively describe successful, stimulating and engaging learning designs so that they can be shared and re-used is still beyond the reach of the average pre-service teacher. However, all have features that illustrate that the dream of an easy-to-use, machinereadable and comprehensive learning design documentation system may not be too far away.

Item ID: 63337
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-05-9579-1
Keywords: AUTC, Generic templates, IMS-LD, LAMS, Learning design, Online learning, Pre-service teacher training
Copyright Information: Copyright © Leanne Cameron. The author(s)assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s)also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite web site and in other formats for theProceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s)
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