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Enabling Creative Blended Learning for Adults through Learning Design

Enabling Creative Blended Learning for Adults through Learning Design
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Author(s): Spyros Papadakis (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 17
Source title: Blended Learning Environments for Adults: Evaluations and Frameworks
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Panagiotes S. Anastasiades (University of Crete, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0939-6.ch013

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the emerging need and opportunity for the development the conceptualisation of representation and forms for learning design which are utilised in the activities a teacher plans to engage adult learners in lifelong learning setting. The chapter argues that effective teaching and facilitating practice involving ICT should be described and represented in ways that facilitate creative learning, self-directed learning, critical reflection and experiential learning scenarios. The sharing and reuse of quality ICT-based collaborative learning activities for adults could be a solution to enable creative and effective blended learning for adults. In this chapter Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) is presented as an innovative approach to blended learning paradigm. Inspired by the concept of “Learning Design,” it provides a visual authoring environment for the development of activity sequences, together with a learner run-time environment and a teacher-monitoring environment.

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