Lesson 6 - Learner Support
Activity (Reflective Thinking, Note Taking and Discussion)
Building learner support
- Do you think it is possible to design an effective course or program without the need for high levels of learner support? If so, what would it look like?
- How can you integrate learner support in your course?
- What are the learner support in this course?
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Key takeaways from this lesson are:
- Many of the strengths and challenges of collaborative learning apply both in face-to-face or online learning contexts. It could be argued that there is no or little difference between online collaborative learning and well-conducted traditional classroom, discussion-based teaching.
- Learner support focuses on forms of assistance to learners beyond the delivery of content, skill development, or formal assessment.
- Scaffolding is usually a means of individualizing the learning, which enables student differences in learning to be better accommodated as they occur.
- It is essential right at the start of a course for the instructor to make it clear to students what is expected of them when they are studying online whether in a blended or fully online course.