Designing for relatedness: learning design at the virtual cultural interface

Reedy, Alison and Sankey, Michael (2015) Designing for relatedness: learning design at the virtual cultural interface. In: 32nd Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Globally Connected, Digitally Enabled (ASCILITE 2015), 30 Nov-3 Dec 2015, Perth, Western Australia.

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This paper draws on the initial analysis of data from an education design research study that investigated the experience of Indigenous higher education students in online learning. The interrelated themes of racial identity and relatedness were found to be significant to the experiences of these students. The paper examines a number of widely used learning design models and online facilitation approaches to determine the extent to which identity and relatedness are considered in the design of online environments and in the facilitation of learning. It concludes with a series of recommendations as to how an institution may mediate a level of relatedness for its students in online learning environments.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Learning Environments and Media
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 01:12
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 00:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: relatedness; design models; e-learning; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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