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Designing for Learner success (D4LS) at Otago Polytechnic: From an E-learning designer’s perspective

Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Volume 20, Number 2, ISSN 1179-7665 e-ISSN 1179-7665 Publisher: Distance Education Association of New Zealand

Record type: ARTICLE

Abstract

Otago Polytechnic (OP) is currently involved in redesigning and redeveloping its programmes and courses under an institution-wide project, Designing for Learner success (D4LS). This project has aimed to improve the overall learner success rates, to enhance leaner satisfaction with learning experience, and also to better integrate development of learner capabilities within programmes at OP. D4LS utilizes a robust and systematic structure which involves several phases. As an E-learning designer in the D4LS project, I will focus on the development phase in this article and discuss how using an agile approach facilitated the design and development of high quality products (e.g. Moodle courses, learning activities and assessments). Furthermore, I will discuss some challenges and limitations encountered in the development phase. In response to these challenges and limitations, several recommendations will be made in order to mitigate the issues discussed.

Citation

Gedera, D. (2016). Designing for Learner success (D4LS) at Otago Polytechnic: From an E-learning designer’s perspective. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 20(2), 55-65. Distance Education Association of New Zealand. Retrieved May 25, 2019 from .

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