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Design Lessons about Participatory Self-Directed Online Learning in a Graduate-Level Instructional Technology Course
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Open Learning Volume 30, Number 2, ISSN 0268-0513

Abstract

This article reports on a case of participatory self-directed online learning within the context of a graduate-level instructional technology course. The course was about online learning environments and relied on both asynchronous and synchronous technologies. In this case, the instructor and students engaged in collaborative course design through one of the assignments where student teams and the instructor led one week's worth of course activities and discussions. This article begins with a discussion of the literature on participatory self-directed online learning. Then, the article presents an overview of the course design, detailed discussion of the assignment that framed student participatory self-directed learning and two examples of student assignments. The framing question for organising this case was as follows: What lessons can a team of graduate students and the instructor learn about self-directed participatory online learning from a collaborative design project? The article ends with the overall lessons learned from the case and implications to future design of online activities.

Citation

Yamagata-Lynch, L.C., Do, J., Skutnik, A.L., Thompson, D.J., Stephens, A.F. & Tays, C.A. (2015). Design Lessons about Participatory Self-Directed Online Learning in a Graduate-Level Instructional Technology Course. Open Learning, 30(2), 178-189. Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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