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Design education online : learning delivery and evaluation

Park, Ji Yong (2011) Design education online : learning delivery and evaluation. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 30(2), pp. 22-33.

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Abstract

Online learning has been recognised as an effective pedagogical method and tool, and is broadly integrated into various types of teaching and learning strategies in higher education. In practice, the use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in higher education has become an integral strategy for quality education. The field of design education however has not been researched extensively in regard to online learning, delivery and evaluation. This paper discusses design education from an online learning perspective. It proposes an integrated framework with three key components for online learning via VLE including an interactive delivery structure, communication channels, and learning evaluation. Additionally, the paper describes and evaluates how VLE sites for two design units were built based on an integrated framework and student learning experiences. The results indicate that online design education should be integrated with various educational values and functional features in a systematic manner, and requires designing learning evaluation protocols as part of learning activities and communicative forms within online-based learning sites.

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ID Code: 41247
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Blackboard-based learning, learning management systems, online design education, virtual design studio, design education, HERN
ISSN: 1476-8062
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Author. iJADE © 2011 NSEAD/Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 14:38

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