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Pedagogical principles for the design of virtual learning spaces in higher education

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by E Arenas, Julianne LynchJulianne Lynch
This paper focuses on effective learning spaces in contemporary higher education. Drawing on empirical data from a qualitative study of international students’ experience of blended learning programs conducted in three computing courses in two Australian universities, a range of issues and challenges are reported. Three pedagogical principles are then presented that respond to these challenges: 1. Enabling learners – learning how to learn in virtual learning spaces; 2. Programming for flexible learning – learning how to manage virtual learning environments; and, 3. Transforming learning – learning how to capitalise on the affordances of new technologies. The pedagogical principles are presented together with examples of types of practices that they support.

History

Event

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.Conference (2013 : Auckland, New Zealand)

Pagination

26 - 36

Publisher

HERDSA

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Place of publication

Milperra, N.S.W.

Start date

2013-07-01

End date

2013-07-04

ISSN

1441-001X

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

Title of proceedings

HERDSA 2013 : The place of learning and teaching : Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2013 Conference