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Representing models of practice

Falconer, Isobel and Littlejohn, Allison (2008). Representing models of practice. In: Lockyer, Lori; Bennett, Sue; Agostinho, Shirley and Harper, Barry eds. Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 20–40.

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Practice models are generic approaches to the structuring and orchestration of learning activities for pedagogic purposes, intended to promote sharing of effective e-learning practice. This chapter surveys the background to the idea of practice models, and then examines the issues surrounding their representation that emerged from the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)-funded Mod4L project. These issues are ones of purpose, design as a process, granularity, community, and characterisation. It analyses the purpose and the metaphor for design, coupled with consideration of the audience for practice models, suggesting that while generic models are useful for technical developers, they may not be an effective way of sharing teaching practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2009 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-59904-861-2, 978-1-59904-861-1
Keywords: models of practice; learning; e-learning
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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Item ID: 42292
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 14:03
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 09:08
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