Saturday, May 27, 2017

Digital learning: how to keep your students switched on - Leonard Haux, the Guardian

Digital learning is growing in sophistication. It can be developed for fully online remote learning courses, or added to traditional classroom-based courses as blended learning. But how do you ensure it adds value, and avoid the risk of miscommunication? As an instructional designer, one of the most common things I hear when meeting with academics is that their students don’t engage with online activities. There are a number of reasons for this, but the most fundamental is that they see no reason to do it. If you want a student to engage in an online activity, you need to ensure they understand the task, and its meaning and relevance.It might be that an activity will help a student learn about themselves, do better work in their job, or maybe it will give them practise for a final exam.

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