EDP 332 Open Learning Environments

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Open Learning Environments

Open Learning EnvironmentsBy Ashley Mulhern

Enabling ContextExternally imposed-The problem is specified, but the way to solve it is open to the learnerExternally induced-A prompt generates the problem to be solved and the means to solve itInternally generated-Personal interests, issues, concerns, or problems guide studies to solutions In an open learning environment teachers should provide student with

ResourcesToolsScaffoldsTeachers Provide

ResourcesAlthough teachers do not give the student exact knowledge to solve problems, they should provide resources

StaticUnchangingDynamicChange, update, evolveStudents may also be encouraged to BYOT

ToolsMeans through which learners engage

Processing toolsSeekCollectOrganizeGenerateManipulation toolsTest the validity of somethingCommunication toolsExchanges of ideas among learners

ScaffoldsLearning efforts are supported

ConceptualHelps to determine what to consider when problem is setMetacognitiveGuides learners on how to thinkProceduralGuidance on how to use the open learning environmentStrategicGuides learner in analyzing task

Constructivist Learning EnvironmentGoal: foster problem and conceptual developmentProblem is owned by the learnerLearning that is active and authenticInstructional Systems Design vs. Constructivist Learning EnvironmentIDSLearn, then applyCLELearn and tackle problem simultaneously