I tried to post this late yesterday afternoon, but my Internet went down while I was writing it.
Since yesterday was all about reports, I figured I’d finish off today with one as well. Earlier this week the following came across my Facebook newsfeed.
Models of innovation in learning online
The aims of this research were to study provision of online learning at KS3, to assess effectiveness of online learning outside the institution and to ascertain whether remote formal online learning promotes engagement among learners across a range of educational sectors and contexts.
The output from the project is the Models of innovation in learning online (Milo) framework which aims to provide a holistic overview of the use of online learning, describing the approach to teaching and the way in which this is implemented technologically and logistically.
The framework focuses not just on learning and the experience of the learner, but also examines assessment procedures, and the ways in which the teaching and curriculum design process is supported through the use of technological tools.
The report identifies four typical models of online learning:
- Fully online – supported with structured activities and communication
- Independent study – with extensive online resources and some teacher support
- Added value – predominantly face to face, with additional supporting online activities and resources to be explored
- Flexible integration – flexible timetabling to allow a mix of online learning with traditional teaching and learning.
The report identifies key impacts, benefits and challenges.
The research is by the Centre for ICT, Pedagogy and Learning, Education & Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Published: 25 June 2009
Wondering if anyone who has read this has any thoughts on the content? Niki maybe?