Online Learning Update

August 29, 2015

Technology-enabled learning should prepare students for the workplace

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

by Rosebank College

“The best approaches to technology-enabled learning recognise that learning, like all development, involves complex, social beings engaged in complex intellectual, social and psychological processes that happen in a fluid space,” says Dr Najma Agherdien, Instructional Designer at The Independent Institute of Education. “It is also true that what and how people learn influences what they are able to do with what they learn,” she says. Agherdien says online learning at higher education institutions should be deliberately structured to promote the skills needed in the world of work. “Key to success in the workplace is the ability to consider problems and scenarios and select the appropriate knowledge needed to resolve the issue. It is also vital that graduates in the workplace know how to, and are able to, access knowledge they do not already possess. This means they need to know how to find sources and then to evaluate the relevance of those sources for the situation that needs resolving,” she says.

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