Future-Facing Instructional Design: Restrained Entanglement and Digital Wellness as Best Practice (view)

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Learning goals:
To explore the concepts of betterness and wellness and understand the ways in which they compete in the context of digital education, To develop an understanding of entanglement, specifically in an educational context, To introduce the concept of restrained entanglement and consider its application to instructional design, To identify ways student autonomy may be upheld while making decisions on the ethical inclusion of technology in course architecture
Instructional Design, Digital Wellness, Entanglement, Best Practice, Student Autonomy
Section 1: Digital Wellness vs Betterness (75mins)
Section 2: Entanglement in Education (35mins)
Section 3: Supporting Student Autonomy (20mins)
Section 4: Thinking about Practice (55minutes)


Technology use in education provides a wealth of opportunities for enhancing the student experience. It supports betterness goals for both the student and the educational institution providing the learning experience. However, the inclusion of technology-based pedagogies in structured learning experience has the potential to cause harm if its use is unrestrained. This three-hour professional development course introduces the concepts of digital wellness and entanglement, and explores the concept of restrained entanglement as an issue of best practice in instructional design.