The Design and Development of a Technology-Mediated Learning Environment that Integrates Formal and Informal Learning: A Design-Based Research Study
Abstract: Informal learning is a professional survival tool that instructional design (ID) professionals and students depend on to adapt to their job conditions and elicit the needed information and skills for design judgments. To date, there is no conceptual framework that guides the integration of informal learning activities into formal ID degree programs to help students receive a holistic learning experience that addresses the dynamic and evolving nature of ID and establishes a lifelong learning trajectory. This qualitative study is part of a larger design-based study that seeks to design, develop, and evaluate a technology-mediated learning environment (TMLE) to integrate formal and informal learning activities in ID degree programs. The study resulted in a detailed prototype of the TMLE that integrated informal learning activities within an ID master’s course based on a pre-established set of research-driven design principles. Iterative rounds of formative evaluation were applied to refine the prototype.
Presider: Justina Zendrian