Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Herdsa2009 day 2 - keynote by Ron Oliver

Day two begins with official welcome to Larrakia country from Dorothy Fox, a representative from Charles Darwin University & Helen Wozniak, conferene coordinator.

Then a demonstration of turning point keypad & brief introduction from Netspot - a conference sponsor.

Keynote from Prof. Ron Oliver was on 'taking distance out of campus study. Well structured, covering the salient points of 'learning design' including a website which archives examples of teaching and learning design and has facility for others to add their examples.

Aspects of 'reusable learning design aligned to info. access, info. organisation and info. processing in the form of task directed (teacher led), task guided (guided) & task autonomous (independent) 'flowcharts' or recommendations. Important to have a learning plan, construct delibrate learning activites, planned form of engagement, provide content & info. learning guides and supports / scaffolds to learning.

Reinforces need to use assessment tasks as learning (LOA) & improving students' engagement with learning.