Title: Applying dynamic information principles to higher education systems: design perspective

Authors: Jeff Barker, Khaled A. Sabry

Addresses: Bond University, 35 Kingfisher Cres, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220, Queensland, Australia. ' School of e-Education, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: This paper promotes the integration of dynamic information (DI) principles with education systems to advance curriculum and instruction from traditional static designs to build dynamic education systems. DI should stimulate and support methodological flexibility for converging learner-centred and knowledge-centred education environments. This convergence is achieved through a complex mix of connected technologies and pedagogical methods. Flexibility and diversity are important principles to permit the application of multiple scalable digital communication tools, teaching methods and decision-making to advance this direction. This paper proposes a list of DI characteristics and a model that support the design of dynamic education systems.

Keywords: dynamic information; information generation 3; IG3; dynamic learning; dynamic systems; higher education; universities; design perspectives; curriculum; instruction; traditional design; static design; integration; methodological flexibility; convergence; learner-centred environments; knowledge-centred environments; connected technologies; pedagogical methods; pedagogy; diversity; multiple communication tools; scalable communication tools; digital communication tools; teaching methods; decision making; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.037193

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.9 No.1, pp.82 - 97

Published online: 30 Nov 2010 *

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