Neither the frying pan nor the fire: In search of a balanced authentic e-learning design through an educational design research process

  • Hanna Teräs University of Wollongong
  • Jan Herrington Murdoch University
Keywords: Authentic learning, E-Learning, Educational Design Research, Professional development

Abstract

Teaching in higher education in the 21st century can be a demanding and complex role and academic educators around the globe are dealing with questions related to change. This paper describes a new type of a professional development program for teaching faculty, using a pedagogical model based on the principles of authentic e-learning. The program was developed with the help of an iterative educational design research process and rapid prototyping based on on-going research and redesign. This paper describes how the findings of the evaluations guided the design process and how the impact of the measures taken was in turn researched, in order to eventually identify and refine design principles for an authentic e-learning program for international teaching faculty professional development.

Author Biographies

Hanna Teräs, University of Wollongong
Learning, Teaching and Curriculum / Educational Designer
Jan Herrington, Murdoch University
School of Education / Professor
Published
2014-04-01
How to Cite
Teräs, H., & Herrington, J. (2014). Neither the frying pan nor the fire: In search of a balanced authentic e-learning design through an educational design research process. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v15i2.1705
Section
Research Articles