Why do we adopt e-internships in eLearning curriculum development? A Model of Career-oriented Learning Experiences, Motivation, and Self-Regulated Learning
2020; Arizona State University; Li, S.; Craig, S.
A conceptual paper proposed an integrated eLearning curriculum development model that emphasized the valuable role of career-oriented learning experiences in improving students' motivation and self-regulated learning. The career-oriented learning experiences can be gained through effective e-internship programs that involve three levels of collaboration, including organizational level, departmental level, and instructor level. Notably, an overly focus on early workplace learning experiences might run the risk of excessive vocational curriculum design so that the ‘higher’ education aspect was cast off. Therefore, an integrated eLearning curriculum development should consider fostering ‘full-stack’ students who possess the necessary skills for academic and professional success. In essence, technical training should complement academic education to create an integrated and comprehensive e-learning curriculum.