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Applying the analytical lens of constructive alignment and conversational framework for course and e-learning platform development
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
2013 (English)In: NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi 2013, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2013, 159-172 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Assessment of educational needs for offering a master’s degree program in Information Security both to campus and distance students is of extreme importance in order to improve curriculum design as well as e-learning platform. The case of an Internet Security course and e-learning platform were analyzed. The theoretical framework based on constructive alignment theory (Biggs, 1996) and conversational frame-work (Laurillard, 2002) has been used as an analytical lens to analyze the case and guide the ongoing research process for improvement in the courses as well as for the development and improvement of e-learning platform. It is proposed that in order to improve the quality of teaching and enhance the e-learning platform all the courses included in MSc program in Information Security should be developed systematically based on specific pedagogical principles. The systematic development approach will help the instructors to enhance understanding and provide guidelines to incorporate the mindset of construc-tive alignment. Information Security education benefits greatly from hands-on laboratory oriented exer-cises. Therefore, e-learning platform including InfoSec lab must be designed and developed based on pedagogical principles. In this way we can argue for the true benefits of the learning technology being developed for a specific purpose. Hence, learning technology is not considered as merely a knowledge-transmitting tool but viewed as an ensemble artifact. This article attempts to put forward a theoretical framework to provide pedagogical guidelines for alignment of courses and for the selection of suitable e-learning platform.

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Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2013. 159-172 p.
NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, ISSN 1894-7719
Keyword [en]
Statistics, computer and systems science - Informatics, computer and systems science
Keyword [sv]
Statistik, data- och systemvetenskap - Informatik, data- och systemvetenskap
Research subject
Computer and Systems Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34164Local ID: 848541db-72d1-45d7-b841-962c49c7ef32ISBN: 978-82-321-0373-7 (print)OAI: diva2:1007414
Norsk konferanse for organisajoners bruk av it : 18/11/2013 - 20/11/2013
Validerad; 2013; 20131001 (sariqb)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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