Let's consider another scenario:
Case Study: Brett
Brett is submitting a proposal for some special funding to develop the use of technology in the carpentry course. Specifically, he wants to do the following:
- turn some of the department's printed workbooks into e-books;
- provide each learner with a tablet computer (such as an iPad) which will be used while off-campus. This will enable students to:
- read the e-books;
- take photos of building techniques and tools they come across in the workplace and upload these to their own blog;
- access the polytechnic's Moodle site to take part in discussion forums on set topics; and
- complete short theory assessment tasks sent out via email.
Before he submits the proposal, Brett asks you for some input to strengthen the proposal.
- Read the scenario above carefully.
- Brett needs you to do three things.
- Provide some justification for the project in terms of learning theories and models.
- Identify some of the practical and educational implications.
- Start a new discussion topic in the Moodle forum to share your thoughts and recommendations.