A Process-Oriented Model for Technology-Enhanced Learning
A process-oriented model is developed to underpin the initiatives in technology-enhanced learning currently introduced in the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. The need for such initiatives is highlighted considering the educational, economical and social needs of the country. These needs demand a technology-intensive, flexible, learner-oriented approach to education and training. More important they need to be based on an innovative methodology that focuses on learning processes and interactions rather than subject content only. Based on recommendations from different fields of research a process-oriented approach is proposed that considers dimensions and levels of interactions. Interactions are categorized along the domain, technology and community dimensions and across three pedagogical levels – novice, competent and expert learners each having characteristic learning needs. The model is used to develop a programme in TEL integrating epistemology, pedagogy, design principles with use of digital tools.
KeywordsTechnology-enhanced learning Pedagogical models Process-oriented methodologies Post-graduate studies Course design course evaluation
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