Archive for the ‘Learning Design’ Category

Using Design-Based Research in Higher Education Innovation

This paper discusses the design-based research approach used by the Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success at the University of Maryland (CILSS), University College. CILSS is a laboratory for conducting applied research that focuses on continuous improvements to the university’s instruction of curriculum, learning models, and student support to identify promising innovations for […]

Student Perceptions of the Use of Multimedia for Online Course Communication

A great deal of research exists in the use of multimedia communications in online classrooms as a means of furthering student engagement. However, little research exists that examines the perceptions of students when such technologies are used. Additionally, it is unclear that students are likely to engage in the use of such technologies when available. […]

Distance Learning Technologies in Organizing Self-Study Work of Students

In this article, on the basis of the analysis of didactic potentialities of three kinds of distance learning technologies (case technology, Internet technology, TV technology), the feasibility of integrating case and Internet technologies to design an “electronic case” as a means of students’ self-studying in e-learning of foreign languages and cultures is substantiated. The content […]

The Support and Promotion of Self-Regulated Learning in Distance Education

Distance education is characterized by the learner’s learning autonomy and active involvement. Both lead to self-regulated learning in the context of distance education, the support and promotion of which are explored in this study. In particular, the aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between self-regulated learning and distance education, as well as, […]

An Evaluation of the Impact of “Learning Design” on the Distance Learning and Teaching Experience

This paper evaluates the implementation of Learning Design on the production of a core FHEQ level 6 (QAA, 2008)[1] unit of study at a UK distance learning institution.  By comparing student (n=656) and tutor (n=42) survey data with questionnaire responses (n=9) from the unit of study’s core production team, this paper assesses the impact of […]

Comparing Student Reflectiveness in Online Discussion Forums across Modes of Instruction and Levels of Courses

Fostering reflective deliberation in the online classroom ensures that students reach a high level of achievement in virtual courses. Student peer exchanges were evaluated on a collaborative web site structured around interactive weekly discussions offered across an online, face-to-face, and upper- and lower-division political science courses. Findings indicate that despite differences in mode and level […]

TPACK updated to measure pre-service teachers’ twenty-first century skills

Twenty-first century skills have attracted significant attention in recent years. Student of today and the future are expected to have the skills necessary for collaborating, problem solving, creative and innovative thinking, and the ability to take advantage of information and communication technology (ICT) applications. Teachers must be familiar with various pedagogical approaches and the appropriate […]

Examining the validity of the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework for preservice chemistry teachers

While various quantitative measures for assessing teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) have developed rapidly, few studies to date have comprehensively validated the structure of TPACK through various criteria of validity especially for content specific areas. In this paper, we examined how the TPACK survey measure is aligned with the TPACK lesson plan measure and […]

Editorial 33(3): TPCK/TPACK research and development: Past, present, and future directions

Scholarship addressing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) has examined how to develop, apply, and assess it in diverse educational settings and content areas. During the last 12 years, multiple ways to understand this knowledge and support its development have emerged, generating approximately 1,200 publications that utilise the construct, impacting the practice of postsecondary […]

Penn State World Campus Taps VR for Educating Teachers

A project at Penn State World Campus immersed teachers into a virtual classroom as part of a graduate-level special education course. Students could use a virtual reality headset to watch 360-degree videos or view them as regular videos on YouTube. Campus Technology