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Building Managed Learning Environments in Higher Education

Building Managed Learning Environments in Higher Education

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  1. Building ManagedLearning Environmentsin Higher Education Institutional Strategy Supporting Further and Higher Education

  2. Pedagogy & VLEs Mark Stiles Professor of Technology Supported Learning Co-Director – The Learning Development Centre Staffordshire University Supporting Further and Higher Education

  3. Distributed Learning Any: • Time • Place • Subject • Pace Technology as a FOCUS for Learning Supporting Further and Higher Education

  4. A Learning Experience should be • Learner Centred • Active • Social • Supportive • Holistic • Flexible • Responsive • Effective Supporting Further and Higher Education

  5. Some Reasons for Failure • Thinking "Interactive" & "Engaging" are synonyms • Focussing on Content not Learning • Over-valuing "Discourse" (instead of "conversation") • Transposing traditional delivery onto technology • Isolating the Individual Supporting Further and Higher Education

  6. Conditions for Effective Learning • Learning activities are Shared in a Specific Culture • Culture and Environment form the Context in which Learners and Experts interact • Learners need to develop culture-specific "meaning-making" tools • Activities should be "Authentic" Supporting Further and Higher Education

  7. Conditions for Effective Learning • Individual & Social learning are interdependent • Developing expertise relating Tacit & Codified knowledge • The link between learning, assessment and syllabus must be explicit • Assessment, activity and resources must match the Learner's level Supporting Further and Higher Education

  8. Effective Learning - A Summary Learning is an Active Process in which "Authentic" but "Appropriate" Learning activities are Shared in a Specific Culture and Environment within which Learners and Experts interact. Supporting Further and Higher Education

  9. Output-Driven Course Design Model • Identify Learning Outcomes • Develop Learning Opportunities/Assessments • Break down Opportunities to match Learning Level • Identify Resources - Information/Guidance/External • Don't forget- Lectures are Resources Too! Supporting Further and Higher Education

  10. MLEs/VLEs and Pedagogy "Don't buy a tool until you've decided what you will do with it" Products can be: • Content centred or Learner centred • Activity centred or Conversation centred "VLEs are inevitably designed with a pedagogical model in mind, that is usually not made explicit." (Britain & Liber, 1999) Supporting Further and Higher Education