Open Learning Designs

I came late to the Teaching online open course #TOOC14 discussion on learning designs. But wanted to think about this both for tooc as well as courses I currently have a hand in designing. There were frameworks presented. Personally I take a checklist approach evolved from a number of frameworks: Chickering and Gamson's (1987) Principles … Continue reading Open Learning Designs

Reflecting on reflections

I have just spent a rewarding hour reading initial reflections on teaching by participants on First Steps into Teaching in Higher Eduction. The people on this course are, for the most part, new to teaching in higher education and are entering into the identity of a teaching academic in their many ways. There are many … Continue reading Reflecting on reflections

Outcomes-led learning in an open online course, #FSLT14

"Outcomes-led" is still very contentious for many (e.g. Hussey and Smith 2003; Scott 2011). On the one hand, there will be outcomes. Taking any of the reflective cycle models (Kolb in particular) allows one to anticipate some outcomes through an intentional design process. These may be expressed as "intended" outcomes or "expected outcomes". There may, … Continue reading Outcomes-led learning in an open online course, #FSLT14