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Personalising Teaching and Learning with Digital Resources: DiAL-e Framework Case Studies

Author(s): Kevin Burden (The University of Hull, UK); Simon Atkinson (Massey University, New Zealand)
Pages: 91-108 pp.
Source Title: Technology-Supported Environments for Personalized Learning: Methods and Case Studies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): John O'Donoghue (Univeristy of Central Lancashire, UK)
Copyright: 2010

This chapter describes the ways in which individual academics have sought to realise a degree of personalisation in their teaching practice through their engagement with the DiAL-e Framework (Digital Artefacts for Learner Engagement). The DiAL-e Framework is a new conceptual model, articulated as a paper-based and web-based tool, for designing learning engagements. The policy and theoretical context, evolution of the framework and the methodology used to utilise the framework with academic staff seeking to personalise the learning experience is outlined. Details of three case studies resulting from this early work are described and conclusions drawn as to how such frameworks might assist staff in thinking about personalised learning scenarios.

De-coupling groups in space and time’: evaluating new forms of social dialogue for learning.

Author(s): Kevin Burden (The University of Hull, UK); Simon Atkinson (Massey University, New Zealand)
Pages: 141-158 pp.
Source Title: Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Leonard Shedletsky (University of Southern Maine, USA); Joan E. Aitken (Park University, USA)
Copyright: 2010

Introduction is a quote:
Prior to the Web, we had hundreds of years of experience with broadcast media, from printing presses to radio and TV. Prior to email, we had hundreds of years experience with personal media – the telegraph, the telephone. But outside the Internet, we had almost nothing that supported conversation among many people at once. The radical change was de-coupling groups in space and time. To get a conversation going around a conference table or campfire, you need to gather everyone in the same place at the same moment. By undoing those restrictions, the Internet has ushered in a host of new social patterns, from the mailing list to the chat room to the weblog. (Shirky, 2003)

Shirky, C. (2003, March 9). Social Software and the Politics of Groups. Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet. Retrieved August 27, 2009, from http://www.shirky.com/writings/group_politics.html.

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