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Overcoming Navigational Design in a VLE: Students as Agents of Change

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This paper focuses on the outcomes of a project funded by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Office at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Students were recruited to design a new navigational architecture for the Moodle pages of the Language Centre. They received some training on the key principles of distributive learning and worked with a small team of Language Centre Blended Learning coordinators in a series of rapid prototyping design workshops. The core focus of the project was on creating a suitable navigational architecture which would enable our predominantly Chinese students to engage confidently with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) pages and to limit cultural cognitive dissonance as much as possible. The student designs were then vetted by the entire team of tutors and used as the basis for the development of a coherent blended learning plan. [For the complete volume, "Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Participation and Collaboration," see ED565011.]


Sadoux, M., Rzycka, D., Jones, M. & Lopez, J. Overcoming Navigational Design in a VLE: Students as Agents of Change. Retrieved May 30, 2023 from .

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