Change in Distance Education Course Design and Learning Assessment Enhanced by ICTs──The Interview with Prof. Robin Mason
The Bloom of e-learning has pushed the applications of kinds of new ICTs in distance education course design and development， which promoting the change of distance education course from value to method. In this interview， Prof. Robin Mason， a senior specialist in course design and online teaching and learning in UKOU， will introduce us some novel student-centered approaches in course design and learning assessment in the context of e-Learning and Web2.0 technology， based on experiences in OUUK and her research.
Prof. Mason was one of the early pioneers in developing the medium of computer conferencing for distance education. She has worked extensively on the UKOU’s maters program in online and distance education， as course developer， tutor and as director of the program. She has worked with many course teams across the OUUK in the design， touring and evaluation of online course， which makes her a famous and active specialist in online course design in the world. She has published many academic products on this field. Recently， the holistic course design method using learning objects her team created has attracted much more attention of the education technology field and received success. Besides， she also has original insights in learning assessment， e-Portfolios， basic concepts and principles on e-learning.
|關鍵詞||遠程教育、課程設計、電子學習檔案袋、學習對象、以學生為中心、distance education、e-portfolios、learning object、student-centered、course design|