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Pedagogical principles for the design of virtual learning spaces in higher education

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Edilson 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.

History

Parent Title

HERDSA 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.

Start Page

26

End Page

36

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

eISSN

1441-001X

ISBN-10

0908557930

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Publisher

HERDSA

Place of Publication

Milperra, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Conference; School of Education; School of Engineering and Technology (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference