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Supporting teachers in optimizing technologies for open learning

Laurillard, D; (2013) Supporting teachers in optimizing technologies for open learning. In: Supporting Teachers in Optimizing Technologies for Open Learning. (pp. 160-173).

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Teachers using open learning, who wish to make good use of digital technologies in their teaching and learning designs, have some difficult issues to confront. The chapter begins with the idea that only teachers have the knowledge, experience, and appropriate context for developing digital learning methods. It makes the case for giving teachers sufficient time and professional development to achieve the skills and new thinking needed, and specifically for the idea that teachers should be in the forefront of innovation needed for using new technology. Using a formal representation of what it takes for an organisation to innovate, it outlines the teacher requirements for being able to innovate in learning design. On this basis, it illustrates what we might do, using online design tools, to support teachers in their work as they construct new technology-based forms of teaching and learning for open learning. Copyright © 2013, IGI Global.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Supporting teachers in optimizing technologies for open learning
ISBN-13: 9781466639782
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3978-2.ch013
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1567401
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