Chris bit late swinging by, but would like to add some overarching thoughts, if I may.
Re: The teacher uses their main course to handle
daily communication and assessments but requires the students to complete the
other units. This is more of a "build your own" learning
experience where the teacher can pick and choose what units or projects they
want the students to complete. Thoughts?????
I like the diagram. It does appear to me, however, there is a strong focus on independent activity, and when Paula, helpfully, mentions:
well, my idea from the docs/practice is to aid the teacher for organisation purposes.
When Ryan refers to personalised learning env-this also appears to promote an image of lone learner in my mind.
What I think is missing in the diagram and as I say, across the big picture, is the an explicit promotion of oppts for peer-to-peer engagement. I think, drawing on my expertise, such engagement requires students to develop skills for this mode of learning ...especially across HE, where there is an expectation to become an independent learner, but collaborative activity is often the number 1 item on a work- place list....tools that afford such skill development to my mind are a winner. Additionally, how those tools obviously link with/for teachers' practices (I mean explicit in the functionality of the software) in order to assist peer-to-peer skills for collab-learning, is arguably underdeveloped.