Design and Development across Learning Environments

    Unit code: AET6004 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    Online Self-Paced
    AET6002 - Curriculum Design and Assessment for Learning (applicable for ATHE students ONLY)
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit builds upon participant knowledge and skills in contemporary learning design to identify and optimise potential learning affordances across learning environments relevant to their practice. Participants choose to review physical learning environments, including work/community-based settings/simulated spaces, laboratories and field trips, and/or virtual environments. Using an inquiry-led approach, participants will explore the space, place, and mode of delivery relevant to their practice. Participants will draw upon contemporary literature to inform designs and approaches suitable for diverse learners in these contexts. Participants will utilise the potential learning affordances of relevant learning environments to inform the design and development of an online authentic learning experience for either a regular period of study or an intensive mode of study such as the VU Block Model.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Critically review contemporary learning environments with a focus on maximising learning affordances;
    2. Propose and justify a constructively aligned learning design;
    3. Recommend and respond to constructive feedback regarding learning design; and
    4. Create an authentic, learner-centred online product supported by relevant digital learning tools informed by learning design principles
    5. Participate in an academic community of discourse through reflective and critical engagement in academic texts and understanding of principles of academic integrity.

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    Hurdle assessment task: Completion of five Academic Integrity Modules

    Assessment type: Review
    Grade: 15%
    Review contemporary, learning environment
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 45%
    Propose, justify and peer review a learning design (2 Parts)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Create a learning product

    Required reading

    Links to recommended readings for this unit will be provided to students via VU Collaborate.

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