CSLE+COVA – The synergy of creating significant learning environments by providing learners choice, ownership, and voice through authentic learning opportunities.
All these components come together to form a significant learning environment. Unlike many other factors in education that teachers cannot control like demographics or budgets, we do have control over the design of our learning environments. The key is that we take the whole learning environment into account and not just our classroom, lab, or campus or our online course. We must consider the learner’s world and circumstances as well. We just don’t apply this at the course level; we need to purposefully design the learning environment for entire programs for this significant learning environment to be most effective.
It is through this purposeful design that we can create significant learning environments by providing learners choice, ownership, and voice through authentic learning opportunities.
To better understand how the CSLE+COVA approach compares to traditional approaches, how it is used in the Masters of Digital Learning and Leading at Lamar University and to view the research supporting the approach consider the following: