Social presence and participatory media in authentic learning
Herrington, J., Parker, J. and Boase-Jelinek, D. (2013) Social presence and participatory media in authentic learning. In: Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) 2013 Distance Education Summit, 4 - 6 February 2013, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific Hotel, Sydney
While increasingly large numbers of students are choosing to enrol in distance modes of learning at university, many are poorly supported, left to struggle with mainly text-based resources while their on campus counterparts are well supported with a range of personal and technology-based supports. In this paper, we describe a first year compulsory university unit based on authentic learning pedagogy. The mandatory learning management system (LMS) was enhanced with a range of resources and communication technologies to provide a truly inclusive learning environment for distant students, using social media, open education resources and participatory web-based methods.
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