ERIC Number: EJ1175645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Instructional Designers' Perspectives on Learners' Responsibility for Learning
Matthews, Michael T.; Yanchar, Stephen C.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v30 n1 p111-124 Apr 2018
This study employed a hermeneutic investigative approach to determine instructional designers' underlying views of learner responsibility for their own learning, and how those views informed design practice. Prior research has examined how instructional designers spend their time, make decisions, use theory, and solve problems, but have not explored how views of learner responsibility might inform design work. Based on intensive interviews of practitioners in the field, this study produced themes concerning how instructional designers balance their own and their learners' responsibility for learning. Overall, these results suggest that designers feel largely responsible for learning to take place, but are seeking ways of sharing that responsibility with their learners. Other conclusions are discussed and future directions for research are offered.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Student Responsibility, Educational Practices, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication (Thought Transfer), Hermeneutics, Investigations
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