To consider the affordances and constraints of an online learning environment

Aim

To consider the affordances and constraints of an online learning environment

Reflection

Examine an online learning environment that supports a course that you teach. How does this support students’ learning? How are resources organised in order to support students’ learning? How are discussion fora used? What are the particular constraints of the environment? How might the impact of these constraints be minimised? 

Do you think that your students share your view of the affordances and constraints of the environment? Whether ‘yes’ or ‘no’, what makes you think so?