Harnessing Technology for Work-Based Learning

Leeds, Beverly (2010) Harnessing Technology for Work-Based Learning. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2010. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, pp. 318-321. ISBN 1-880094-81-9

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The paper provides an overview of the design of a technology supported learning framework for work-based learners at undergraduate level. It provides details of the technology and tools used by the TELSTAR project to deliver flexible work-based undergraduate programmes that offer students the opportunity to gain academic qualifications based on learning in the work place. The TELSTAR project is funded by the Joint Information Systems Council (JISC) and is primarily focussed on the use of technology to support accreditation of prior learning (both certificated and experiential) and the negotiation of future learning. The paper provides details of the underlying learning framework and its operation using a variety of tools and technologies including mobile and web 2.0.

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