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This path in the journey towards gaining accreditation by SEDA as an online practitioner provides opportunities to investigate, understand, evaluate and develop online learning, teaching and assessment. Find out about SEDA and what it can do for you, while you focus on what you need to know about being a learning designer. Learn to make confident use of the affordances of the Internet and the Web, including social and other media, to engage and retain students. Along the way you can investigate the use of a variety of online technologies for learning, teaching and assessment, and consider how they contribute to successful learning processes in a virtual environment.

When you have explored this landscape, you may wish to prepare an e-portfolio which details your journey, and then apply for evaluation by CELT for the SEDA Supporting Learning with Technology award.
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Constructivism

Constructivism

Thu, February 05, 2015

Constructivism is a learning theory that involves creating meaning from experiences and from reflections on those experiences. It is based on the learner being active in constructing their own understanding, not being a passive recipient of... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

Connectivism

Connectivism

Thu, January 29, 2015

Connectivism is a term coined by George Siemens and a theory which has been developed by both Siemens and Stephen Downes. Reaction has been controversial; some believe it is a new  learning theory for the digital age which relies on building... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

Planning for collaboration

Planning for collaboration

Fri, January 23, 2015

This article is co-authored with Charl Fregona, University Blended Learning Coordinator and Principal Lecturer in E-learning. There are many exciting ways to involve collaborative tasks into your blended or online classroom. However, lecturers can... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

Planning for communication online

Planning for communication online

Fri, January 09, 2015

This article is co-authored with Charl Fregona, University Blended Learning Coordinator and Principal Lecturer in E-learning. Sometimes less is more and in the situation of communication in a VLE it is worth considering how many channels you use... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

The basics in Coursesites

The basics in Coursesites

Fri, January 09, 2015

If you are studying on our Web-based Learning and Teaching course, you may need to get to know the free VLE software Coursesites. This short post gives you some practical links to get you started in creating a course and registering your... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

Keeping your students on track online

Keeping your students on track online

Thu, January 08, 2015

This article is co-authored with Charl Fregona, University Blended Learning Coordinator and Principal Lecturer in E-learning. So you’ve got your students online; they are all registered, they’ve logged in, they’ve had a look... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

Designing for blended learning

Designing for blended learning

Fri, December 19, 2014

This article is co-authored with Charl Fregona, University Blended Learning Coordinator and Principal Lecturer in E-learning. There may be many different reasons why you are planning and designing for blended learning – you may have been... - read the full entry | Filed in the 'Expertise' section

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