Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

HERDSA

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

RAS ID

186

Comments

This article was originally published as: Herrington, J. & Oliver, R. (2002) Designing for reflection in online courses, in Quality Conversations, Proceedings of the 25th HERDSA Annual Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 7-10 July 2002: pp X313. Original article available here

Abstract

Reflection can be described as both an individually-mediated and a socially-mediated process. In this paper we describe an online unit in a Graduate Certificate of Online Learning that has been designed to enhance the opportunities for students to reflect on their learning. Rather than being promoted as a learning strategy to supplement the unit curriculum, reflection has been integrated fully within the course design. Students are encouraged to reflect as they complete their chosen project (reflection-in-action) and in a more sustained and extended manner (reflection-on-action) as they write up their experiences in an article of publishable quality. The technology and tools that facilitate reflection are described, and issues raised in the unit are discussed.

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