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Weeks 8 and 9 Activity 2b Rain Group report on representations

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4 April 2013

Representations comparison table

 

4 Ts model

eDesign model

Advantages

Easy model to understand with structure that facilitates clear mapping and tracking.

The reliance on each element within the model (task, teams, technology, time) lets the design shape itself as progress is made.

Design allows for group participation and collaborative working and division of time and tasks allows for opportunities for reflection.

Supportive framework/process that is strongly scaffolded and controlled nurtures the development of independent self-organised learners

Allows for a combination of open and closed activities using authentic resources

Established pedagogic principles embedded in templates

Supportive framework/process that is strongly scaffolded and controlled nurtures the development of independent self-organised learners

Allows for a combination of open and closed activities using authentic resources

Established pedagogic principles embedded in templates

Weaknesses

Design process is confused and messy with a lack of structure.

Task approach does not separate context from challenge and time aspect can detract from learning objectives.

Assumption of team/ collaborative approach with little opportunity for individual working.

A need to train the learner to become self-organised may dilute effectiveness in shorter time periods

Requires close/regular contact with tutor in initial stages

Controlled by assessment

Supportive of participation metaphor and constructivist approaches, but not perhaps acquisition metaphor and individual aspects of

A need to train the learner to become self-organised may dilute effectiveness in shorter time periods

Requires close/regular contact with tutor in initial stages

Controlled by assessment

Supportive of participation metaphor and constructivist approaches, but not perhaps acquisition metaphor and individual aspects of

Good for

Class based activities that need to fit a specific timescale.

Team/ group working.

Designing online courses where the learners are remote and self-organisation is absolutely crucial to the learning outcomes

Knowledge building

Wide ranging assessment including peer, self and tutor

Decision making and planning skills

Use of wide range of technologies

The novice designer with its template-driven approach and embedded pedagogic model

Designing online courses where the learners are remote and self-organisation is absolutely crucial to the learning outcomes

Knowledge building

Wide ranging assessment including peer, self and tutor

Decision making and planning skills

Use of wide range of technologies

The novice designer with its template-driven approach and embedded pedagogic model

Less good for

Novice designers.

Remote working in different time zones when learners need to work collaboratively.

Individual learners or when learners need to be assessed individually.

Activities that do not require any form of assessment or strong initial guidance from tutor

Self-organised learners who would find initial stages constricting

With the expert designer who may feel constrained by template approach

Activities that do not require any form of assessment or strong initial guidance from tutor

Self-organised learners who would find initial stages constricting

With the expert designer who may feel constrained by template approach

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