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Book part
Publication date: 21 May 2019

John N. Moye

This chapter reviews the strategies, methods, and techniques used in this system of curriculum design to configure effective curricula, which translate the content and…

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This chapter reviews the strategies, methods, and techniques used in this system of curriculum design to configure effective curricula, which translate the content and structure of a discipline into credible and trustworthy techniques of curriculum design. The impact of these design strategies is discussed as a method to facilitate, promote, and enhance learning through a differentiated design of the curriculum in any discipline.

The systematic design of curriculum presented in this text seeks to provide order and accessibility to the intended learning. The systematic configuration of the dimensions of the curriculum by adapting frameworks from the best evidence of how humans learn as codified in the theories of learning, instruction, and environmental influences achieves this goal. This approach removes the intellectual, psychological, and sociologic impediments to learning so that learners can achieve the intended goals without having to decipher the intended learning, reconcile differences between the articulated learning and the learning strategies, and overcome the social constraints imposed by a dissonant or hostile learning environment. The goal of a curriculum in this process is to structure, facilitate, and support the learning experience through evidence-based curriculum design.

The theories adapted as design templates represent the collective intelligence of the profession and the differences in perspective affirmatively differentiate the structure and processes of learning to configure the dimensions of a curriculum to align with the intellectual structure of the discipline (Gardner, 1999). This deliberate and disciplined configuration of the curricular dimensions strives to develop an “ideal” curriculum, which optimizes engagement with learning to ensure intellectual accessibility, promotes learning achievement through effective instructional processes, and enhances the learning performance of the learner by capitalizing on the drivers and constraints to learning generated by the structure of the learning environment. Collectively, these strategies seek to align the psychophysics of the human learning process with the structure and intended learning of each discipline.

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Learning Differentiated Curriculum Design in Higher Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-117-4

Open Access
Article
Publication date: 1 December 2015

Yanhui Han*, Shunping Wei and Shaogang Zhang

In the field of education in China, a large number of learning management systems have been deployed, in which vast amounts of data on learners and learning processes have…

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In the field of education in China, a large number of learning management systems have been deployed, in which vast amounts of data on learners and learning processes have been stored. How can one make use of these data? How can one transform the data into information and knowledge that inform decision-making in teaching and optimize learning? These questions have become a matter of concern for educators and learners. Learning analytics helps to unlock the value of the learning process data, so that the data can become an important basis for prudent decisions and process optimization. 'Learning analytics' was listed in the 2013 NMC Horizon Report as one of the emerging technologies that will have a great impact on learning, teaching and innovative research in higher education in two to three years. The report notes that learning analytics aims to decipher trends and patterns in the teaching and learning process from educational big data. In this paper, an online course on the Moodle platform is used for the research. The study examines reflection on online teaching and learning based on massive records of the learning process from the perspective of a tutor employing learning analytics. It is a brand new form of reflection on teaching and learning. The analysis of interactive course forums can help tutors to focus on key teaching and learning activities, and achieve more accurate analysis than with conventional face-to-face teaching activities. The research indicates that learning analytics is effective in supporting tutor reflection on interactive online teaching and learning.

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Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1858-3431

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Open Access
Article
Publication date: 1 September 2012

Chung Sheng-Hung

This paper focuses on the integration of the learning objects and knowledge map as the learning sequence suggestion in the mobile learning environment and explains the…

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This paper focuses on the integration of the learning objects and knowledge map as the learning sequence suggestion in the mobile learning environment and explains the technologies involved, the applications and the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness. Mobile learning has open up new path for learning support and opportunities to reach wider audience (learner) for education. This research focuses on using the knowledge map to store the characteristics of each learning object via concept schemas and represent the corresponding learning accessibility in the mobile learning environment. The proposed architecture provides a medium for the learning accessibility of learners through mobile applications and wireless portable devices such as smart phones, PDAs and tablet PCs. The approach using the combination of "touch" and "observe" spatial learning objects provides an intelligent solution to creating, sharing and improving the efficiency of mobile learning. The proposed mobile learning environment architecture consists of knowledge map components mainly, navigation, concept schemas and learning object path. By using these knowledge structures, this study may enhance and enrich the concept and activity of adaptive learning in different individuals and communities. The spatial knowledge map constructed was useful in identifying the characteristics of the learning objects (e.g., learning object 1: lesson with navigating sentences, learning object 2: lesson with navigating sentence and code explanation, etc) and automatically matches the most appropriate learning contentand path suitable for learners. The architecture of the platform discussed in this study using the learning objects approach and knowledge map would facilitate a more widespread use of mobile learning, including courses or modules delivery of individualised learning path and learning style analysis.

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Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1858-3431

Article
Publication date: 25 October 2022

Jay Andrew Cohen

The intent of this paper is in readdressing Kolb’s work on learning styles and its relevance to the learning design process in online learning.

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Purpose

The intent of this paper is in readdressing Kolb’s work on learning styles and its relevance to the learning design process in online learning.

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Not a research paper – viewpoint. No research has been conducted as such.

Findings

This paper introduces a number of learning design interventions aligned to Kolb’s learning styles inventory (LSI).

Practical implications

This paper is designed to assist practitioners (Learning Designers) design learning environments in consideration of Kolb’s LSI.

Originality/value

This is a viewpoint paper that revisits Kolb’s LSI.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 30 September 2022

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

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Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

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This research paper uncovers the workplace learning experiences of Sri Lankan knowledge process outsourcing employees. Types of workplace learning embraced in by people with different characteristics, like tenure and age, were examined too. People with longer tenure engaged significantly in all forms of workplace learning: organization-wide learning, individual learning and learning from colleagues and leaders. Yet older employees reported learning less from colleagues and leaders, and did less self-initiated learning. Overall, improving the neglected arena of self-directed learning is where HR teams can add innovation value. The most common learning stream the respondents used was formal learning activity.

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The briefing saves busy executives, strategists and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Human Resource Management International Digest , vol. 30 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Personalised Learning for the Learning Person
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-147-7

Book part
Publication date: 22 November 2012

Patrick Blessinger and Charles Wankel

The chapters in this book focus on three main areas of innovation in teaching and learning in higher education today: virtual worlds, gaming, and simulation. Advancements…

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The chapters in this book focus on three main areas of innovation in teaching and learning in higher education today: virtual worlds, gaming, and simulation. Advancements in both digital technologies and learning theories are transforming the way we teach and learn and those advancements are refining our views of what it means to learn in the contemporary post-industrial age. Both individually and collectively, immersive technologies have become more popular as educational tools across a range of disciplines as a means for educators to engage students more deeply in the learning process. Biggs (2003) advocates deep learninglearning that entails active and devoted engagement with rigorous, high-quality learning activities that is also enjoyable and interesting for the learner.

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Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-241-7

Book part
Publication date: 22 June 2021

John N. Moye

Chapter 2 discusses the relevance and potential benefits of the text to the realities of learning system design and configuration. The chapter is presented as an argument…

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Chapter 2 discusses the relevance and potential benefits of the text to the realities of learning system design and configuration. The chapter is presented as an argument in support of the relevance of the work and its perspective on learning. It presents a continuous flow (implicate order), which reflects the structure of the discipline (argumentation). The three-part model of collection, discrimination, and integration into practice is configured into a continuous flow in the argument. This chapter creates interest and expectations in the subsequent discussions, which are reexamined in Chapter 9 to connect expectations with outcomes for the work.

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The Psychophysics of Learning
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-113-7

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Personalised Learning for the Learning Person
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-147-7

Book part
Publication date: 18 August 2006

Steven E. Markham, Richard L. Groesbeck and Bret R. Swan

In this commentary, we will examine London and Sessa's (this volume) article on continuous learning in organizations from alternative researcher and practitioner…

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In this commentary, we will examine London and Sessa's (this volume) article on continuous learning in organizations from alternative researcher and practitioner perspectives. Specifically, we review its major points, examine the issues of entity selection and definitions, discuss the need for a “parts and wholes” approach, contrast alternative process models that stress the importance of time, and speculate about different user perspectives and their approaches. On balance, their article will stimulate much needed discussion and research in an important area.

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Multi-Level Issues in Social Systems
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-432-4

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