Today I read Gina Minks blog post Learning about eLearning. Her questions
” what does a constructivist learning environment look like? What would a constructivist eLearning environment look like?”
prompted me to write this post.
I am endeavouring to create a constructivist environment for the online course I am writing on Workplace Learning. Due to university constraints I am unable to create a “connectivist” learning environment. However the course structure is similar to the CCK08 course.
Currently this is what the course looks like…
1/ Readings – required & optional
2/ Learning activities (optional)
- PowerPoint Presentations (week 1 – 12): an extension on what is covered in the required text
- Audio recordings (Podcasts): of on-campus lectures
- Blackboard quizzes (week 1 – 6): self-assessment of key terms mentioned in the textbook
- Elluminate live online meeting (week 1 – 6): Live case study – students co-construct a Learning Strategy. (week 7-12): Live case study – students co-construct a Learning Program
3/ Assessment tasks (required)
- Assignment 1 – Part A: Discussion Forums & Personal Blog. Part B: Deliver an online training session.
- Assignment 2 – Develop a Learning Strategy for a particular workplace issue
- Assignment 3 – Design & develop a Learning program (including a detailed session plan & resources for a specific topic) as outlined in the Learning Strategy
- interact and share their knowledge and ideas (forums, live online meetings)
- utilise their skills and knowledge to create examples of the required assessment tasks (live case studies)
- connect with guest speakers currently working in different training environments (elluminate meetings)
- reflect on the course readings, extended readings, content of elluminate meetings etc (personal blog)