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Designing for reflection in online courses

Herrington, J. and Oliver, R. (2002) Designing for reflection in online courses. In: HERDSA 2002 Quality Conversations, 7 - 10 July 2002, Perth, Western Australia pp. 313-319.

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Reflection can be described as both an individually-mediated and a socially-mediated process. In this paper we describe an online unit in a Graduate Certificate of Online Learning that has been designed to enhance the opportunities for students to reflect on their learning. Rather than being promoted as a learning strategy to supplement the unit curriculum, reflection has been integrated fully within the course design. Students are encouraged to reflect as they complete their chosen project (reflection-in-action) and in a more sustained and extended manner (reflection-on-action) as they write up their experiences in an article of publishable quality. The technology and tools that facilitate reflection are described, and issues raised in the unit are discussed.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc
Copyright: 2002 The Authors
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Notes: Appears In: Quality Conversations: Proceedings of the 25th HERDSA Annual Conference
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