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Stream I - Learner-centred Design

How can instructors use learner-centred design in practice to promote engagement and enhance student learning?

Though a series of online modules, forums, learning activities, and face-to-face sessions participants will examine learner-centred principles and course design. They will explore a variety of strategies to incorporate learner-centred processes and practices into new and existing courses.

This series is designed using learner-centred design principles and will include topics such as: the characteristics of student-centred learning; five steps to incorporating learner-centre design into your course; creating a learner-centred syllabus; designing teaching and learning activities, assessment, and feedback practices that support a learner-centred approach; classroom activities for the blended learning classroom; course and program design that support learner-centred goals for optimal academic achievement.

After completing the learning experiences in this stream participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics of student-centred learning
  2. Complete the course analysis and design phases of the course development life cycle with the learner in mind
  3. Design specific learning components with focus on the learner
  4. Define and create a learner-centred course syllabus to provide essential information and promote learning
  5. Select and use technology that helps students meet the course outcomes and objectives

To register or for information about the experiences in Stream I contact Jennifer Moran at instrdev@mun.ca indicating your name, department, telephone number, email address, your affiliation with the university, and the professional development experience for which you would like to register and/or make enquiries.

Experience IV

Title: Learner-centred Activities & Teaching Strategies
Description:

How can instructors use learner-centred principles to create and implement teaching strategies including learning activities?

By using online content, interactive learnign objects and online discussion forums, participants will examine learner-centred course design with a specific emphasis on student engagement. They will explore the importance of teaching strategies and learning activities that are aligned with the course goals. 

After completing this learning experience participants will be able to:

  1. Define teaching and learning strategies and learning activities and describe how to use them to help students achieve the intended course outcomes.
  2. Choose and implement strategies and activities that are aligned with the intended learning outcomes. 
  3. Refine course activities and strategies based on student feedback and personal reflection of their effectiveness.
Facilitators: Denise Carew and John Hoben, DELTS
Date: Monday, January 27 to February 7, 2014
Session Mode: Facilitated online experience
Location:

Desire2Learn (The website wil appear under the "student" tab of your Desire2Learn homepage when you register.)

Experience V

Title: Learner-centred Assessment & Evaluation
Description: How can instructors use learner-centred principles to analyze their courses and ensure they are engaging and enhance student motivation?

By using online content, interective learning objects and online discussion forums, participants will examine learner-centred course design with a specific emphasis on student motivation. They will explore various strategies designed to enhance student motivation and will consider how this information can help to increase student engagement in their own courses.

After completing this learning experience participants will be able to:

  1. Consider the impact of existing practices on student motivation by using five dimensions of learner-centred courses.
  2. Identify key motivational factors that enhance student learning.
  3. Develop tools that will enable them to assess student motivational factors in their own courses.
Facilitators: John Hoben and Albert Johnson, DELTS
Date: February 24, 2014
Session Mode: Facilitated online experience
Location: Desire2Learn (The website wil appear under the "student" tab of your Desire2Learn homepage when you register.)

 

 

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