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ERIC Number: EJ855710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Approaches to Learning Design: Past the Head and the Hands to the HEART of the Matter
Donald, Claire; Blake, Adam; Girault, Isabelle; Datt, Ashwini; Ramsay, Elizabeth
Distance Education, v30 n2 p179-199 Aug 2009
Digital technologies have been used increasingly in open, distance, and flexible learning to both facilitate learning and depict learning designs. While the portable nature of a learning design once captured in digital form appears to offer limitless possibilities for sharing and reuse, dissemination initiatives have failed to thrive. This may be due in part to a view of learning design as a product rather than as a contextualised process driven by individual pedagogical beliefs. We have developed a support strategy for the learning design "process", called HEART (HEaring And Realising Teaching-voice). HEART aims to enhance educators' learning design awareness and capability by eliciting and depicting the pedagogical beliefs underpinning a course or learning design. We describe the conceptual framework for the HEART strategy, design and development of a prototype, early results of the first trial with a small user group, and implications for future research. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand