Representing models of practice

Isobel Falconer, Allison Littlejohn

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    Practice models are generic approaches to the structuring and orchestration of learning activities for pedagogic purposes, intended to promote sharing of effective e-learning practice. This chapter surveys the background to the idea of practice models, and then examines the issues surrounding their representation that emerged from the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)-funded Mod4L project. These issues are ones of purpose, design as a process, granularity, community, and characterisation. It analyses the purpose and the metaphor for design, coupled with consideration of the audience for practice models, suggesting that while generic models are useful for technical developers, they may not be an effective way of sharing teaching practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies
    PublisherIGI Global
    ISBN (Print)9781599048611
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • models of practice
    • learning
    • e-learning


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