Designing for Online Learning in Higher Education: Evolving Worldviews and Prospective Trends

ID: 37294 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Angelica Pazurek, Suzan Koseoglu, and Solen Feyissa, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States

Tuesday, October 9 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Location: Salon Joyce View on map

Presider: Cher Ping Lim, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Abstract: Current technological affordances and a deeper understanding of the nature of teaching and learning have the potential to revolutionize education from every angle, including the learner experience, the instructional design, and the pedagogy. Borrowing from Van Merriƫnboer and Kirschner's (2001) conceptualization of instructional design, we propose three worldviews of online learning reflecting historical and epistemological differences in higher education: World of Knowledge, World of Connections, and finally, World of Openness. We discuss contemporary initiatives and future possibilities for instructional design and propose a conceptual understanding of our roles as conversation designers.

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