Section 2: Context


The full title of this section is: Learning Context – Set up and Engagement

This is the (yellow) left branch of the tree. This section discusses the importance of allowing the context to inform our learning design, including setting up support systems. The context will greatly affect if and how the students will engage with the course at all, so it is vital to carry out a thorough contextual analysis. This is both in the sense of our institutional context, of the cultural and disciplinary context of the course, of all the elements that form and inform the students context.

This section has three chapters: Chapter 1 Ready? Setting up the physical and digital space; Chapter 2 Steady? Needs analysis and orientation and Chapter 3 Go! Building community and fostering a support culture.


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