ERIC Number: EJ1076231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Design Lessons about Participatory Self-Directed Online Learning in a Graduate-Level Instructional Technology Course
Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.; Do, Jaewoo; Skutnik, Anne L.; Thompson, Duren J.; Stephens, Adam F.; Tays, Cheryl A.
Open Learning, v30 n2 p178-189 2015
This article reports on a case of participatory self-directed online learning within the context of a graduate-level instructional technology course. The course was about online learning environments and relied on both asynchronous and synchronous technologies. In this case, the instructor and students engaged in collaborative course design through one of the assignments where student teams and the instructor led one week's worth of course activities and discussions. This article begins with a discussion of the literature on participatory self-directed online learning. Then, the article presents an overview of the course design, detailed discussion of the assignment that framed student participatory self-directed learning and two examples of student assignments. The framing question for organising this case was as follows: What lessons can a team of graduate students and the instructor learn about self-directed participatory online learning from a collaborative design project? The article ends with the overall lessons learned from the case and implications to future design of online activities.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Self Directed Groups, Online Courses, Educational Environment, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, Curriculum Design, Assignments, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Planning, Formative Evaluation, Active Learning, Blended Learning, Learning Activities, Educational Technology, Feedback (Response), Educational Practices
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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