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Ezine and iRadio as knowledge creation metaphors for scaffolding learning in physical and virtual learning spaces

By Steven C. Dillon, Deidre Seeto and Anne Berry


eZine and iRadio represent metaphors for multimedia communication on the Internet. Participating students experience a simulated Internet publishing environment in both their classroom and virtual learning environment. This chapter presents an autoethnographic account highlighting the voices of the learning designer and the teacher and provides evidence of the planning and implementation of two tertiary music elective courses over three iterations of each course. A blended learning environment was incorporated within each elective music course and a collaborative approach to development between lecturers, tutors, learning and technological designers using an iterative research design. The research suggests that learning design which provides real world examples and resources integrating authentic task design into their unit can provide meaningful and engaging experiences for students. The dialogue between learning designers and teachers and iterative review of the learning process and student outcomes, we believe, has engaged students meaningfully to achieve transferable learning outcomes

Topics: 130103 Higher Education, 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology, eZine, Blended Learning, iRadio, Authentic task design, meaningful engagement, HERN
Publisher: IGI Global
Year: 2011
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