The digital melting pot: 20th century learners in the 21st century
Riana Bester, MEd Candidate, University of Johannesburg, South Africa ; Geoffrey Lautenbach, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This article reports on a research project to determine how technology could be optimally implemented to assist postgraduate education students in their studies to ultimately promote transformative learning and practice. The focus of this article is on the educational design research that led to 12 draft design principles that were distilled from six successive interventions by the researcher, in her capacity as tutor in a postgraduate module. The interventions were followed by semi-structured, individual interviews with participants to investigate their experiences with the use of the technology, not only in their studies, but also in their teaching practice. Not all of the 12 proposed design principles distilled during this study may be seen as unique to this research project or this cohort, but many of the principles address relevant issues from a developing country perspective that could also be of some relevance in the international context.
Bester, R. & Lautenbach, G. (2014). The digital melting pot: 20th century learners in the 21st century. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2175-2180). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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