This unit uses a connected learning and inquiry learning approach underpinned by connectivist and constructivist learning theories.
Connected learning has the following characteristics:
Inquiry learning has the following characteristics:
The learning in this unit is driven by you. It is your inquiry questions and professional context that shape the two modules. I provide the structure and the theories and concepts that you will need to apply.
The ‘brain’s trust’ learning community is also driven by you. The success of the community depends you asking and answering each other’s questions. I will participate if you need the Voice of Authority or if I feel like having my 2 cents worth :-). Your post should be directed to the ‘brain’s trust’. For this reason, please avoid addressing me directly/tagging me in question posts as your tag will indicate to others that you only want my answer, and this may inhibit your colleagues responding.
All general questions should be asked and answered on the community for the benefit of others. If you email me with a question that has relevance to the class I’ll redirect you to post to the community.
We will have a weekly Collaborate session 7:30-9:00pm QLD time Monday nights. In general, the first hour of each session will be devoted to discussing the theories and concepts that you need to apply for assignment 2. The last half hour will be a question and answer session for the assignments. There will be short activities that you’ll need to do before the class to contribute your knowledge and understanding. The session will be recorded.
As mentioned above there is a continuous learning community to support you as you undertake the assignments. If you need some technical help with your blog you can book a Collaborate appointment with me on an as-needs basis.
At QUT, a unit is designed to take 10-12 hours of study per week. In LCN616 this will comprise: