Ida Rodgers OLDS MOOC Journal
Confused and uncertain how to make the best use of my time for this course.
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Ida L. Rodgers, Ph.D.
19 January 2013
I feel overwhelmed by information that is so open that I am having great difficulty navigating a logical path. Also, pages are loading so slowly that I feel I am wasting most of my limited available time.
My initial thoughts about the term, learning design, are as follows:
My initial thought about its meaning: Learning design is a philosophical approach for creating learning materials. For example, a constructivist approach to a course glossary would make online interactive objects so that students could self-study, preferably by locating three sources, and self-testing with automatic feedback. An instructivist approach would be a simple, alphabetical list of terms and definitions for students to memorize.
My activity interests are, at the moment, broad and unfocused.
- I am very interested in creating a self-learning course glossary activity for students. My goals for this activity include students researching three credible online sources, students creating their own definitions, students evaluating these definitions, and quizzes with immediate feedback for the glossary terms.
- I am very interested in evaluation of e-learning at the activity level and at the course level. I have added a link to my dissertation which, while terribly out of date now (2006), contains support for what I consider important aspects to evaluation: the need for designing reflective measures in addition to instructive and summative measures.
I assume that my next step is to write up "My Dream" in another cloud.
I am just wondering if it would be interesting to build on your idea and have students ..say Junior's in high school design their learning paths that would lead them to their careers after high school?
18:10 on 19 January 2013