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Learning designs supporting quality online learning experiences

Ron Oliver
Faculty of Communications, Health and Science, Edith Cowan University
This presentation describes the outcomes from the Australian University Teaching Committee (AUTC) project Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Their Role in Flexible Learning. This project, conducted throughout 2001 and 2002, involved the development of an instrument that could identify high quality student learning experiences in online learning environments. When this instrument was applied to a large number of technology based learning settings, it was able to identify a number that had the potential for reuse in other settings and discipline areas. The project went on to explore the inherent attributes of these settings and to develop generic guidelines that could support the use of individual settings in higher education contexts outside the original application.

The project has now reached its final stages and has produced a web site where the various learning designs have been posted in a form that facilitates reuse in other settings. The site contains a number of resources supporting reuse of the learning designs including guidelines, generic software tools and implementation strategies. This presentation will showcase the web site and the various elements contained and will lead delegates through the process of choosing online learning designs from the site for potential application in their own subject areas. The presentation will demonstrate how the site can be accessed and used and will explore how it supports the concept of learning objects as reusable resources for teaching and learning.

The presentation will conclude with a brief discussion highlighting implementation strategies for the various learning designs and will explore impressions from delegates of the utility and efficacy of the web site and factors that will impact on its ability to assist teachers to deliver quality online learning experiences for students in the Australian higher education sector. Keywords

Please cite as: Oliver, R. (2003). Learning designs supporting quality online learning experiences. In Partners in Learning. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 11-12 February 2003. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2003/abstracts/oliver-r-abs.html

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