This post forms part of a series, where I am attempting to identify my philosophies around teaching and technology, and reflect on the impact it has on my instructional design, as detailed in my initial post. This second part of the series is focused on the philosophy of social determinism. I commented in my initial... Continue Reading →
As part of my studies, I have been asked to identify my philosophies around teaching and technology, and reflect on the impact it has on my instructional design. We have been asked to read Kanuka (2008) as a source of information on various teaching and technology philosophies, and how they are often aligned. I have... Continue Reading →
(Update: This post I wrote two years ago when studying instructional (curriculum) design. It seems quite relevant to my current study of CCK11, so I thought I would add this reference so that it may be included in the 2011 MOOC offering.) I read this article by David Jones some time ago, and have been... Continue Reading →
I am developing an online course in conjunction with the PLE@CQUni project. Following is an initial draft introduction for my learning design blueprint as part of my study of Instructional Design in Adult Education course. My main concern with my plan is cognitive load, especially when learners have limited time. I am thinking an approach... Continue Reading →
Constructivism as a concept is something that I am slowly coming to understand. Then along comes phenomenography to upset the party. Biggs provides a very brief discussion of the two and highlights their differences. Let's see if I have got it. Before I get started, I'll add that my conceptualisation of constructive alignment is ever... Continue Reading →
I thought I'd re-read through the initial chapters of Biggs' 3rd edition to see what has changed. In fact, there were a couple of particularly interesting discussions added that were absent from edition 2. Biggs' has gone to great lengths to explain the history of outcomes-based education (OBE), and to separate his theories around constructive-alignment... Continue Reading →
I am now back turning the pages with Biggs' Quality Learning at University. I have purchased the 3rd edition of Biggs' bread and butter book on constructive alignment. Superseding edition 2, I'll be focusing on this latest edition in my investigation into constructive alignment.
Foreword This blog post has seen me fall into old habits with my blogging. It has turned into a very large document and has taken considerable time to write. Not how I wish to blog. My apologies if its too much to digest. 🙂 Damien. Introduction I have tried to capture a broad, but shallow... Continue Reading →
Other priorities have come up and so I am postponing my Teaching for Quality Learning at University journey for now. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to it soon.
Introduction After reading through Chapter 1 of Biggs "Teaching for Quality Learning at University" 2nd Edn, I found myself identifying with almost everything he had to say. Due to the size of this posting, I have broken it down into various sections. The changing landscape of tertiary education Biggs begins with an explanation of the... Continue Reading →