The digital melting pot: 20th century learners in the 21st century

ID: 43257 Type: Full Paper: Case Study
  1. Riana Bester, MEd Candidate, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. Geoffrey Lautenbach, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Thursday, June 26 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: B3109 View on map

Presider: Nellie Deutsch, University of Phoenix, Canada

Abstract: This article reports on a research project to determine how technology could be optimally implemented to assist postgraduate education students in their studies to ultimately promote transformative learning and practice. The focus of this article is on the educational design research that led to 12 draft design principles that were distilled from six successive interventions by the researcher, in her capacity as tutor in a postgraduate module. The interventions were followed by semi-structured, individual interviews with participants to investigate their experiences with the use of the technology, not only in their studies, but also in their teaching practice. Not all of the 12 proposed design principles distilled during this study may be seen as unique to this research project or this cohort, but many of the principles address relevant issues from a developing country perspective that could also be of some relevance in the international context.


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