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Assignment 1. UW Distance Learning courses have several important features in common: clear learning objectives; a comprehensive introduction to the course; materials and resources that provide the course content; a series of individual lessons, each containing an assignment or exercise; and at least one final assessment.

Assignment 1

There are three essential steps in the preliminary course development process that lead to creation of these features: determining learning objectives for the course, choosing the course materials, and dividing the course content into lessons. Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy. Various researchers have summarized how to use Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy

Following are four interpretations that you can use as guides in helping to write objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy. From: KC Metro [old link, no longer functioning?] Bloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains. One of these is the cognitive domain, which emphasizes intellectual outcomes. This domain is further divided into categories or levels. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Key Resources This infographic links Blooms Digital Taxonomy to the communication spectrum. Assignment 1. Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Teaching Style Survey. Learning Style Diagnostics: The Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Styles Scale. Introduction Studies in learning styles initially developed as a result of interest in individual differences.

Learning Style Diagnostics: The Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Styles Scale

These issues were very much in vogue within investigatory psychology during the 1960's, enjoyed a continuing popularity during the early 1970's but have unfortunately past from vogue since then due to our society's changed focus or an evolution of professional interest. (Curry, 1983) What is Learning? Curry (1983) states that learning is both a process and a product. “The process is adaptive, future focused; and holistic; affecting an individual's cognitive; affective; social, and moral volitional skills.The product is observable as a relatively permanent change in behaviour, or potential behaviour.The process is observable in the improved ability of the individual to adapt to environmental stimuli.”

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire. Kinesthetic Strategies. Key words: senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial and error.

Kinesthetic Strategies

Description: This preference uses your experiences and the things that are real even when they are shown in pictures and on screens. If you have a strong Kinesthetic preference for learning you should use some or all of the following: To take in the information: all your senses – sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing …laboratoriesfield tripsfield toursexamples of principleslecturers who give real-life examplesapplicationshands-on approaches (computing)trial and errorcollections of rock types, plants, shells, grasses…exhibits, samples, photographs…recipes – solutions to problems, previous exam papers SWOT – Study without tears To make a learnable package: Convert your “notes” into a learnable package by reducing them (3:1) Your lecture notes may be poor because the topics were not ‘concrete’ or ‘relevant’.You will remember the “real” things that happened.Put plenty of examples into your summary.

Read/Write Strategies. Aural Strategies. Visual Strategies. Key words: different formats, space, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps and plans.

Visual Strategies

The VARK Questionnaire. Learning needs assessment: assessing the need. Felder & Soloman: Learning Styles and Strategies. Richard M.

Felder & Soloman: Learning Styles and Strategies

Felder Hoechst Celanese Professor of Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University Barbara A. Soloman Coordinator of Advising, First Year College North Carolina State University Active learners tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it--discussing or applying it or explaining it to others. Reflective learners prefer to think about it quietly first.

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education By Arthur W.

Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson Apathetic students, illiterate graduates, incompetent teaching, impersonal campuses -- so rolls the drumfire of criticism of higher education. More than two years of reports have spelled out the problems. States have been quick to respond by holding out carrots and beating with sticks. There are neither enough carrots nor enough sticks to improve undergraduate education without the commitment and action of students and faculty members. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever By Arthur W.

Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann From the October 1996 AAHE Bulletin. In March 1987, the AAHE Bulletin first published “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” Small Group Teaching — E-Learning Modules. You are here: Home / Small Group Teaching This module introduces the topic of small group teaching and links closely with the modules Facilitating learning in the workplace and Improve your lecturing.

Small Group Teaching — E-Learning Modules

This module briefly considers how small group teaching can be planned and structured and some of the techniques teachers can use to facilitate group and individual learning, including strategies for preventing difficult situations in groups. By the end of the module you should have learned and updated some of the principles behind running small group teaching sessions and considered some of the issues involved in ensuring that groups function well and that the learning environment is conducive to learning for all those involved.

You will also have an opportunity to apply the learning from the module to your own practice through carrying out activities and reflecting on these. Before you start.