Online study spine - use of structured content for practice-based activities on a stage 1 MBA course

Robinson, Sarah; Reid, Kristen and Schmidt, Gerald (2010). Online study spine - use of structured content for practice-based activities on a stage 1 MBA course. In: eLearning Community Workshop, 15 Dec 2010, Milton Keynes, UK.

Abstract

We will discuss how the developing use of structured content provided for an innovative, practice-based design for an online guiding narrative for the new Stage 1 of the MBA in the Business School, B716 Management: Perspectives and Practice. The B716 Learning Design team updated a traditional text- and content-heavy course to provide opportunities for students to make the connection between theory and practice through the use of a resource- and activity-based learning journey. We hope that this design thus affords

Space for more student-directed learning

Flexible structure that allows students to find different paths through the material

The potential for developing discrete ‘learning objects’ that can be tailored for specific employer needs and groups of students.
The presentation will cover:

The challenges faced by the team and the solutions we developed through collaborative relationships with OUBS central and regional colleagues,

The role of Learning and Teaching Solutions in configuring the study spine and in developing a suite of alternative study formats of the materials which make the course more mobile, accessible and flexible for our students

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