Abstract: Contextual Course Design with Omnispective Analysis and Reasoning

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This paper will be presented at ascilite 2011.

Contextual Course Design with Omnispective Analysis and Reasoning

Srinivas Chemboli Clive Boughton
Research School of Computer Science
The Australian National University

In this paper, we present a novel approach to contextualize course design by the application of the Omnispective Analysis and Reasoning (OAR) framework to map the goals and intent of a course to its design and delivery. Effective design and delivery of courses requires alignment between  planned learning activities and learning outcomes. However, it is generally not trivial to translate learning outcomes into course design, particularly so when using a Learning Management System (LMS). This is further compounded by the differences between the language of teaching theory and that used by the LMS. Thus, there is a need to effectively capture the rationale for design decisions in a course and map them to desired outcomes. We illustrate the application of the OAR framework with a process for translating a learning objective into course design using the Moodle LMS.

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