Learner Experiences in an Activity-Based Online Course From a TPACK Perspective


In this study, we applied the TPACK framework to design and develop an online course on ‘Digital Storytelling in Education’ using the activity-based learning approach. The course was designed with different learning activities developed around the TPACK knowledge domains, to develop the techno-pedagogical skills of educators. It was offered over 4 consecutive academic years (2020-2023) with a cumulative total of 164 learners. In this study, the aim is to examine and understand learners’ experiences in terms of their perceptions, reflections, and challenges in the “Digital Storytelling in Education” module. Data related to the learners’ experiences were collected from their reflective portfolio which is a feedback activity assigned to them. Learners were encouraged to work out this activity in a personal journal online. From the feedback activity, important information such as learners’ opinions about the effectiveness of the course, their expectations, and perceptions were collected. The data was used to study the learners’ perceptions of their learning experiences and skills acquired in terms of their TPACK competencies. From the feedback gathered, learners in general appreciated the level and types of tutor support throughout the course, especially when they had to manipulate new software and develop new digital competencies through semi-structured learning activities. The classification of the learner feedback from the records shows that most of the learners reported gains in technological knowledge followed by content knowledge and then pedagogical (content) knowledge.

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Rajabalee Yousra Banoor, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius
Ramsaha Shailendra, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius

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Conference: PCE2023
Stream: Design

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Banoor R., & Shailendra R. (2023) Learner Experiences in an Activity-Based Online Course From a TPACK Perspective ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2023.4
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2023.4

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