Learning-category

Designing for Learning

The subject of learning is a varied and complex set of ideas. Good online course design seeks to connect appropriate learning strategies with intended learning goals. These resources can help you to grow in your understanding of how you might design different types of learning priorities in order to fulfill different kinds of learning goals.

Learning for transformation

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This is a post in the transformative learning category.

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Learning Styles

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These are some different types of learners. Not all students learn in the same way. Visual learners learn best when they can see the content. Auditory learners learn best when they can hear the content. Kinesthetic learners learn best when they can actively do something to help them learn the content. Learners often have a preference for one or more of these types of learning.  However, when planning lessons the best practice is to think about the content and determine whether a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learning activity would be best. For example, students learning geography will all benefit from looking at a map, even if their overall learning preference tends toward auditory or kinesthetic. Students learning a new language will all benefit from hearing the vocabulary words spoken aloud so they can mimic the pronunciation, even if their learning preference tends toward visual or kinesthetic. For further reading: https://www.aft.org/ae/summer2005/willingham

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SDL Resources

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These are some resources about self-directed learning. MOOCS: Coursera: etc.

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Needs of Adult Learners

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Adult learners want learning that is immediately relevant to their life. They bring lots of experience to their learning. Etc.

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Information Architecture

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Page coming soon! This page will have links to sources about information architecture (IA).

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Assessment Examples

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Coming soon! This post will give examples of lead-up assessments that build toward the summative assessment (scaffolding).

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Design Blueprint Examples

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Coming soon! Note to Designing for Online Learning students: This page will contain examples of finalized “Design Blueprints” for you to browse for ideas for your own course.

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Creating a Design Blueprint

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Coming soon! Note for Designing for Online Learning students: This page will contain a link to the forms that you filled out in Units 1 and 2 of Designing for Online Learning. We will make these forms available here so that you can use them to create an “Analyses Document” and a “Design Blueprint” for other courses in the future, and so that you can share these forms with other faculty members at your school/organization.

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Summative Assessments

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This is an article about summative assessments.

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Developing Graded Assessments

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This will be a post with resources about developing graded assessments.

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