1st, 2nd and 3rd generation implementations of an elearning design: Re-use from postgraduate Law to block/online Engineering course

Sarah Lambert, Chris Brewer


In order to meet the demands of postgraduate students who were time poor and unable to regularly attend face-to-face classes, one lecturer in the Faculty Law at the University of Wollongong (UOW) sought the assistance of a Learning Designer to redesign the Postgraduate Practical Legal Training (PLT) program into a flexible blended learning format, using a block/online approach. The program used an authentic workplace-simulated model that took advantage of emerging technologies to enable effective online teaching and learning. This learning design was reused to redesign two subjects within the Postgraduate Engineering Management course. To monitor the effectiveness of this approach and to ensure quality in teaching and learning the Engineering program was evaluated, with positive results.


learning design, re-use, postgraduate course design, block teaching, online teaching, program design, curriculum redesign, flexible delivery, e-Teaching, team work, blended learning, situational learning, authentic learning, eLearning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/jld.v2i2.41
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