Requests from doctoral students for increased online options in writing courses led us to implement a new course design, one that targets local and remote participation. Our aim is to create flexible learning options that run parallel within one course. Options include attending F2F workshops, joining remotely, and working asynchronously online. To this blended-learning course, we’re applying microlearning, a flipped-classroom approach, while developing creative commons materials. We still need to convert about half the course materials, where the work involves finding open access texts, recording videos, and developing automated assessments.
Platforms and tools
Research (e.g. Mousavi et al., 1995 and Spanjers et al., 2011) has shown that combining relevant graphics with narration decreases the cognitive load for the learner. Applying microlearning also reduces cognitive load (see Waxmann 2007). Taking a flipped approach allows learners to study before coming to meetings to discuss their work.
LC-1340 – Writing Doctoral Research (5 ECTS)
LC-1350 – Writing Doctoral Research for Engineering (3 ECTS)