Online Learning Engagement System (OLES) design framework for postsecondary online learning environments: A synthesis on affordances from game-based learning, social media- enabled learning, and open learning

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Abstract

Considering the increasing enrollment in online education programs among higher education institutions in the U.S., many researchers and educators have expressed their concerns on issues that may impact online learning engagement. With a low level of online learning engagement, learners are less likely to complete the coursework and the intended learning does not occur. In order to correct this learning issue, this chapter proposes the Online Learning Engagement System (OLES) design framework to explore potential solutions that can improve online learning engagement. The OLES design framework is grounded in multiple theoretical perspectives and situated in current learning technology applications (game-based, social media-based, and open learning). While the scope of this design framework is limited at a conceptual development stage, future research potential to continue this theory-building effort is promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education
PublisherIGI Global
Pages182-200
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781466642508
ISBN (Print)1466642491, 9781466642492
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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