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Pedagogical principles for the design of virtual learning spaces in higher education
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Edilson ArenasEdilson Arenas, J Lynch
This paper focuses on effective learning spaces in contemporary higher education. Drawing on empirical data from a qualitative study of international students’ experience of blended learning programs conducted in three computing courses in two Australian universities, a range of issues and challenges are reported. Three pedagogical principles are then presented that respond to these challenges: 1. Enabling learners – learning how to learn in virtual learning spaces; 2. Programming for flexible learning – learning how to manage virtual learning environments; and, 3. Transforming learning – learning how to capitalise on the affordances of new technologies. The pedagogical principles are presented together with examples of types of practices that they support.
Parent TitleHERDSA 2013 : The place of learning and teaching : Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2013 Conference, 1-4 July 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.
Number of Pages11
LocationAuckland, New Zealand
Place of PublicationMilperra, NSW
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External Author AffiliationsConference; School of Education; School of Engineering and Technology (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;