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An analysis of the design features of three mixed-mode courses in a master’s degree programme

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Show simple item record Pratt, Deirdre Denise 2008-03-19T06:20:20Z 2008-03-19T06:20:20Z 2005
dc.description Paper presented at the IASTED International Conference on Education and Technology (ICET) 2005 in Alberta, Canada, July 4-6 2005 en
dc.description.abstract This paper suggests that a system of communicative functions can be used to provide a framework for analysing course design, and illustrates this with reference to three mixed-mode courses intended for use in a master’s programme in Computer Assisted Language Teaching (CALT). The design principle is based on an architecture of functions necessary for effective communication, namely, the contextual, ideational, interactive social and reflexive functions. Because the principle is descriptive rather than prescriptive, and is thought to identify a deep structure of human functioning common to all social interaction, it provides a template for analyse of course design which can be applied within different educational paradigms. The template offers the course designer moving into a new milieu or medium the opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on the process of instructional design. Issues such as the educational context, course content, learning interactions, academic requirements and assessment can be now viewed in terms of how these contribute to knowledge construction, rather than whether the outcome per se is desirable: the latter issue is already addressed comprehensively in current instructional design paradigms en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Instructional design en
dc.subject Mixed-mode en
dc.subject Online learning en
dc.subject Higher degree programmes en
dc.title An analysis of the design features of three mixed-mode courses in a master’s degree programme en
dc.type Article en

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