An ?Ǩobjective- centred?ǨѢ approach to course redesign: using learning objectives to integrate e-learning

Karen Bird

Abstract


This article describes the process of integrating e-learning into the M-level research methods course Research Synthesis for Policy and Practice. It explores an ?Ǩobjective-centred?ǨѢ approach to course redesign. This entails using learning objectives as the basis for developing online activities and integrating technological tools. This article describes what this ?Ǩobjectives approach?ǨѢ meant in practice and illustrates the importance of learning objectives for the redesign process. Embedding e-learning into the course provides new opportunities to meet existing objectives in an innovative, and hopefully more effective, way. Technological tools provide the scope to extend and develop new learning objectives to better meet the needs of students. Whilst objectives are central to the redesign, the article highlights the significant role played by other types of knowledge, namely tutor experience, student views and research.

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082