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LearningCircle.io: Lessons Learned from Organising Courses with and without a Dedicated Platform.
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, , , , Newcastle University, Open Lab, United Kingdom

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Learning Circle is a learning platform designed for communities of civic-minded learners. We present Learning Circle and its evaluation. The platform-based course is compared to a course organised using the same structure but with a loosely-coupled media approach. We base our analysis on a sample of 126 active learners and 32 mentors across 2 courses (from more than 70 different countries). The contribution of this paper is the analysis of trade-offs for using a central custom platform vs. loosely-coupled resources in online learning. The main trade-offs we identified fall within two broad outcome categories: cognitive and social.

Citation

Celina, H., Lee, C., Olivier, P. & Kharrufa, A. (2018). LearningCircle.io: Lessons Learned from Organising Courses with and without a Dedicated Platform. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 76-81). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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