Learning design and the tension between strategy and didactics

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Enhancing courses with technology in a manner that supports students’ learning, has clear underlying pedagogical values and is aligned with a university strategy for course development is far from trivial. This paper describes and evaluates a Learning Design approach to such a process — a process that was initiated by a university strategic goal of providing more and better use of technology for education. At the heart of the process is the Learning Design educational development methodology. The paper discusses the tensions between the goals of the process: learning activities supporting students’ learning and the university’s overall strategic goal regarding technology. We find that although tensions exist, they do not hinder the design of better teaching using technology, and we conclude that Learning Design is a useful methodology to address these tensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 16th International CDIO Conference : Proceedings – Full Papers
EditorsJohan Malmqvist, Jens Bennedsen, Kristina Edström, Natha Kuptasthien, Angkee Sripakagorn, Janne Roslöf, Ingunn Saemundsdottir, Maria Siiskonen
Number of pages11
Place of publicationGothenburg
PublisherChalmers tekniska högskola
Publication year2020
ISBN (print)978-91-88041-27-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-88041-28-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th CDIO international conference - On-line
Duration: 8 Jun 202010 Jun 2020
Conference number: 16


Conference16th CDIO international conference
SeriesResearch reports from Chalmers University of Technology
SeriesProceedings of the International CDIO Conference

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