Time Shifting and Agile Time Boxes in Course Design

  • Anders Norberg, Birgit Stöckel, Marta-Lena Antti
  • The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, September 2017, Athabasca University Press
  • DOI: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i6.3182

How to avoid procrastination in flexible course designs

What is it about?

This is about exploring time perspectives on ICT-enabled teaching and learning. In this small pilot project study so called "agile frameworks" were applied on a time-blended flexible course. For explanation of "time-blended" (synchronous/asynchronous instead of campus/distance or technical/non-technical) see my paper "A time based blended learning model"

Why is it important?

It gives a clue that time perspectives are more important than we often think (when we prioritise place- och technical perspectives). If the place was flexible, it was not so crucial that times were flexible, it they just were a little flexible. Doing things simultaneously in a group of students, although apart, pro9vided some interesting ideas as well.


Dr Anders Norberg
Skelleftea Kommun

This paper is one of several where I (together with other researchers) explore time dimensions of ICTs and teaching/learning and course design as a way to understand "blended learning" or "ICT integration in teaching/leanring". Other papers are "A time based blended learning model" and "Using MOOCs at learning centers in Northern Sweden" and my thesis (to which these papers belong) "From blended learning to learninbg onlife - ICTs, Time and Access in Higher Education". All these can be found in full text at my Researchgate account: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anders_Norberg

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