Towards a user-centric environment for online design teaching

Shao, Y 2017, Towards a user-centric environment for online design teaching, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Media and Communication, RMIT University.

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Title Towards a user-centric environment for online design teaching
Author(s) Shao, Y
Year 2017
Abstract Following the worldwide growth of e-learning in higher education, design education is gradually adopting information and computer technology and moving into the online environment. To test and improve the effectiveness of online education, there has been substantial research from the side of learners or students; however, teachers' experiences are also crucial for the success of online education. Conventional design teaching, especially, often involves various activities, such as studio practice and individual discussion, which rely on many factors available through face-to-face interaction. To provide the same dynamic and interactions of conventional design teaching, an online environment that can support design teaching activities is clearly a must. With scant studies on online design teaching environment, there is a need to understand conventional design teaching and identify design teachers' needs. Through the use of multi-methods - observing design teaching, interviewing with design teachers, and reflecting on my own practice as a designer and teacher - this study aims to reveal the characteristics of design teaching and provide suggestions for the design of online design teaching environment. As a result, the research then proposes a set of principles for designing a teacher-centric teaching environment for communication design, potentially contributing to online teaching systems and design education.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Media and Communication
Subjects Industrial Design
Keyword(s) Online
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