Reflective learning through social network sites in design education

Park, Ji Yong & Kastanis, Lazaros (2009) Reflective learning through social network sites in design education. International Journal of Learning, 16(8), pp. 11-22.

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Reflective learning is vital for successful practice-led education such as animation, multimedia design and graphic design, and social network sites can accommodate various learning styles for effective reflective learning. In this paper, the researcher studies reflective learning through social network sites with two animation units. These units aim to provide students with an understanding of the tasks and workflows involved in the production of style sheets, character sheets and motion graphics for use in 3D productions for film and television and game design. In particular, an assessment in these units requires students to complete their online reflective journals throughout the semester. The reflective learning has been integrated within the unit design and students are encouraged to reflect weekly learning processes and outcomes. A survey evaluating for students’ learning experience was conducted, and its outcomes indicate that social network site based reflective learning will not be effective without considering students’ learning circumstances and designing peer-to-peer interactions.

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ID Code: 29596
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Social Network Sites, Reflective Learning, Design Education, Participatory Learning, Online Learning, HERN
ISSN: 1447-9494
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Common Ground & The Authors
Copyright Statement: Permission must be granted to reproduce content.
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2010 23:59
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:10

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