Yesterday, I gave a presentation on digital first teaching and learning. This post shares resources related to the seminar.
In the presentation, I use the royal ‘we’ a lot. This ‘we’ mostly refers to the higher education sector as a whole.
The presentation gave a whirlwind overview of some learning theory and frameworks, and I wanted to share a list of recommended reading to support the presentation. Here’s the list!
- Picciano, A. G. (2017). Theories and frameworks for online education: Seeking an integrated model. Online Learning, 21(3), 166-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v21i3.1225
This article provides a brief overview of the three dominant learning theories and some of their derivatives, before articulating an integrated model.
- Garrison, D. (2015). Thinking collaboratively. Routledge.
This book looks at the power of learning in collaborative environments and of collaborative thinking. In particular, I recommend Chapter 5 on the Community of Inquiry framework.
- Jung, I. (2019) Connectivism and networked learning. In I. Jung (Ed), Open and distance education theory revisited. (pp. 47-55). SpringerBriefs in Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7740-2_6
This article introduces connectivism and provides an overview of recent research and practice in applying connectivism to online learning.
- Smith, M. K. (2010). David A. Kolb on experiential learning. The encyclopedia of pedagogy and informal education. https://infed.org/mobi/david-a-kolb-on-experiential-learning/
This article provides an overview of Kolb’s work on experiential learning (and outlines some of the problems with it).
- University of Leicester. (n.d.). Davis Kolb. https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/doctoralcollege/training/eresources/teaching/theories/kolb
An overview of David Kolb’s work on experiential learning
- Educause. (2013, May 9). 7 things you should know about connected learning. https://library.educause.edu/-/media/files/library/2013/5/eli7096-pdf.pdf
The 7 things series provides short overviews of technologies and pedagogical concepts. This is a great, short read on connected learning.
- Connected Learning Alliance. (n.d.). About connected learning. https://clalliance.org/about-connected-learning/
A very brief overview of connected learning, with links to further information.
- Heick, T. (2020, May 11). Six design principles of connected learning. TeachThought. https://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/6-design-principles-connected-learning/
This is a short article that provides an overview of the six design principles of connected learning.
Links shared in the seminar
There were also some links and references shared in the chat in the seminar. I’m including these below.
- Learning Theories: quick overviews of many learning theories.
- Considerations for online delivery: USQ academic Assoc Prof Petrea Redmond talks about maximising the online learning experience.
- Stone, C., & O’Shea, S. (2019). Older, online and first: Recommendations for retention and success. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(1). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3913
- Redmond, P., Abawi, L. A., Brown, A., Henderson, R., & Heffernan, A. (2018). An online engagement framework for higher education. Online learning, 22(1), 183-204.
- Prioritising care and compassion in learning and teaching during the COVID-19 crisis.