eLearning or eKnowlege: What are we providing for students?
eLearning or eKnowledge:
What are we offering students?
Greig Krull and Brenda Mallinson
29 September 2013
Unisa Cambridge ODeL Conference
“This course contains
an overflow of
“Lets just create a
course for this”
Is it a learning
programme or a
collation of content?
Wikipedia Commons (PD)
Impact of Supporting ICT
Increased access to
eLearning Africa Report (2013) CC-BY-NC-ND
Emergence of new
methods of teaching
• Deployment of technologies
such as VLE/LMS usually
• Aim seems to be efficiency of
delivery rather than improving
the learning experience
Brent Hoard (2009) CC-BY
Poor learning design leading to unsatisfactory
student learning experience with poor results
Importance of Learning Design
1. What do
2. How can we
3. How will we
4. How can we
sure of good
The Three Presences
Need for Knowledge Management
Need for on-demand learning activities
Make sense of the plethora of
Collect, organise and share
organisational information and
experiences to create additional value
Convergence of Knowledge and Learning
Knowledge as… Knowledge and Learning
• Semantic Markup
• Knowledge types
Objects Content / Authoring
• Knowledge downsizing
• Metadata / Standards
• Knowledge Lifecycle
Processes Flow of Instruction
• Instructional Design
• Learning Activities
• Communities of Practice
• Virtual Teams
Strategies Communities / Social
• Organisational Learning
• Workplace Learning
• Enabling Technologies
• Roles / Actions
Knowledge Flow / Services
• Semantic Services
• Instrument knowledge flow
Performance Learning Context
• Ubiquitous learning
Lytras and Sicilia (2005)
Rethink course outlines
and learning objectives
Sharper focus on
to be found at the
moment of need
Clarify the approach
best suited to a
Spend more time
guiding learners to find,
interpret, evaluate and
Rethink the HOW in the
design of our learning
1. What is the purpose of the content and
resources you are providing for students?
2. How are you using technology to support
your teaching and learning approach?
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