Pedagogical review of learning activities and use cases: LADIE Project Report

Conole, Grainne; Littlejohn, Allison; Falconer, Isobel and Jeffery, Ann (2005). Pedagogical review of learning activities and use cases: LADIE Project Report. Jisc.



The JISC-funded LADIE project aims to produce use cases of learning activities through a series of workshops with practitioners ( From these an e-learning framework identifying the services needed to support learning activities will be produced. This review provides part of the background to this work by considering the pedagogical aspects which inform the development of the use cases. The report begins by identifying two gaps; one between the potential of e-learning tools and current usage, the second between the potential of recent learning theories and the current predominance of didactic modes of delivery, considering the factors which contribute to these. The role of learning activities and use cases in (partially) filling these gaps is explored, supported by a review of the learning theories and models that underpin learning activity development and the taxonomies that allow planning, sharing and sourcing. After discussing how use cases can allow mapping of interactions and support services we finish by noting influential learning theories that learning activities and use cases do not address.

The purpose of the review is:
• To provide a background to the development of the learning activity use cases
• To introduce the concepts of learning design, learning activities and use cases
• To provide clear definitions of the terminology
• To communicate the role of use cases developing reusable learning activities.

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