Wicked problems in designing open online learning

Lloyd, Margaret & Mukherjee, Michelle (2014) Wicked problems in designing open online learning. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Tampere, Finland, pp. 1347-1360.

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This paper will report on the “wicked” problems encountered when designing an online course with bounded content in an unbounded learning environment. It will describe the dilemmas faced and decisions made by academics in an Australian university challenged by an institutional initiative to design radical, disruptive learning experiences making use of readily available online media. This bounded/unbounded environment demands new roles for instructors in adopting innovative pedagogies and teaching and learning strategies. It also creates changing and challenging roles for course designers as they deal with ill-defined parameters and unknown audiences. In this paper, we propose a novel methodology for making curricular decisions in ill-defined spaces.

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ID Code: 75056
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: online learning, course design, wicked problem, pedagogy
ISBN: 9781939797087
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 AACE
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2014 22:52
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2014 22:57

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