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Re-designing an MA module to foster agency, engagement and production in online social software

Potter, J; (2008) Re-designing an MA module to foster agency, engagement and production in online social software. Reflecting Education , 4 (1) pp. 81-91. Green open access

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Abstract

This article describes the process of re-designing a module on the MA in Media, Culture and Communication at the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London. This process took place as part of the ?Pedagogic Research to Embedded E-Learning? (PREEL) project at the IOE and involved moving a module largely concerned with offline production of teaching resources into online engagement with Internet culture. Course participants were encouraged to think about issues around production in social software in ways which were relevant to their professional and personal activity online. The early stages of the re-design process were recorded in a course tutor blog and there were further attempts to reflect on the process using two evaluations, one in the middle of a pilot version of the course and the other at the end. The article concludes with a series of lessons learned which can be taken forward during the revalidation process.

Type: Article
Title: Re-designing an MA module to foster agency, engagement and production in online social software
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: Higher education institution, Learning and teaching in further/higher education, Adults, Distance learning (inc. e-learning)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1526318
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