Share Paper: An Authentic Online Community of Learning Framework for Higher Education: Development Process

  1. Jenni Parker, Murdoch University, Australia
Wednesday, June 29 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Pavilion Ballroom A

Abstract: A key challenge for higher education practitioners is to identify how to construct more engaging online environments that promote key learning skills and encourage self-directed learning. This paper discusses a study that investigated how online university courses could be designed to be more engaging. The study employed a design-based research approach in the form of an interpretive, qualitative study. A draft framework was developed to guide the design of the course and three iterations of the course were implemented and evaluated. Findings suggest that the framework was a successful alternative to models frequently used to develop online courses and provided ...