Applying academagogy : the transference of an organised heuristic teaching approach to the digital realm

McAuliffe, Marisha & Winter, Abigail (2014) Applying academagogy : the transference of an organised heuristic teaching approach to the digital realm. In EDULEARN14 Proceedings, IATED, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 316-324.

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Much has been written about transferring class materials and teaching techniques to digital platforms, but less has been written about applying heuristic organizing constructs in the same manner. With the transformation of learning ecologies over the past decades as well as requirements to adjust to constantly shifting digital tools and environments, the challenges for learning facilitators are to readily adapt and change, as well as to engage a changing learner demographic. However, most importantly is to engage most effectively with learners in these online environments.

This article reviews the existing literature in the heuristic construct of academagogy [1] and applies a case study methodology to discussion of the first application of academagogy to the online delivery of an undergraduate design unit.

Through a focus on effective teaching and learning techniques, the transfer from face-to-face (f2f) to the digital realm is explored through four main focal points: Tools for teaching, teaching and learning, communicating with students, and effective teaching methods. These four focal points are then used to discuss ways to meet the challenges of teaching online including how they create new dimensions in teaching practice and how the digital experience changes learning experiences.

The article concludes with reflection and consolidation of the similarities and differences between the face-to-face and digital deliveries, and by suggesting changes to the academagogic heuristic to enable its use more easily in a digital space.

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ID Code: 74448
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Keywords: Academagogy, Teaching, Higher education, Undergraduate, Distance education, Distance learning, Learning platform, Online, HERN
ISBN: 9788461705573
ISSN: 2340-1117
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Finance and Resource Planning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2014 05:19
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 03:01

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