Theoretical Perspective (which is researched and referenced)

I think I only just got my head around what this is….and it is a big task!

My theoretical perpective on what? on designing a course? OK

My course will involve teaching students flexibly so that I can incorporate new students into the course who may want to work at a distance, or participate at different times, or for whom it suits them to work in a different way from each other.

I need to set myself a question to answer, or statement to start from or else I am not sure what I am writing a perspective on – Design Theory, seems too big to tackle head on!

QUESTION/STATEMENT:

What are Best Practice Design Models for Online Learning/Delivery? 

The question/perspective will focus on the design of a course, which aims that at least some of its learners will learn only online and aims to explain a model of best practice for those learner’s needs. (Although some of the  learners may participate face to face with instructors, that will be addressed later on.)

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2 thoughts on “Theoretical Perspective (which is researched and referenced)

  1. Hi Rach,

    I’m reading a book on evidence-based instructional design of elearning resources which you might find interesting/useful.

    Clark R, Mayer R (2003). e-Learning and the Science of Instruction . Pfeiffer. CA, USA.

    It’s generally held at the Otago University library, but I’ll be holding onto it for a while. I’m planning to post a review of the book & it’s basic principles on my blog at some point in the future.

    David

  2. Hi Rach,

    I reckon this is a straight up and down good example of a simple online/distance and highly flexible course: Intro to open ed syllabus. Hopefully you’ll be able to draw ideas from it. The thing I like about it is its simple, no frills, matter of fact way of telling a learner what to do. The design is in the activities, questions, and assessment tasks. It uses a wiki to schedule the course and present the questions and activities, but then hands it over the learner and their blog.

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