Adopting a framework to support the process of critical reflection and understanding of online engagement

Redmond, Petrea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and Foote, Stephanie M. and Brown, Alice ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0306-729X and Mixson-Brookshire, Deborah and Abawi, Lindy-Anne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2248-5275 and Henderson, Robyn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7906-766X (2021) Adopting a framework to support the process of critical reflection and understanding of online engagement. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. ISSN 1042-1726


Abstract

Extensive literature within the learning sciences addresses the phenomenon of online engagement and strategies that support online learning. However, for academics, there is limited guidance to support them in the processes of reflecting on efforts to facilitate online learner engagement and, ultimately, to use those reflections to redesign approaches to teaching and learning. This paper reports on findings from an international case study that involved a group of interdisciplinary academics engaged in a process of critical reflection, which aimed to increase their understanding of the ways in which online engagement is supported in higher education. Findings from the current study suggested that reference to an online engagement framework heightens the effectiveness of critical reflection by elucidating an awareness of learning about ways of supporting student learning and online engagement to improve student success. The paper offers implications related to reflection on and of practice.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 10 June 2021. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 04:50
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 04:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: online learning, online engagement, conceptual framework, critical reflection
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12528-021-09281-3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42294

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