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Introduction to a learning design methodology



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  • 1. Introduction to a Learning Design Approach
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        • People learn better when actively involved in doing something (i.e. are engaged in a learning activity ).
        • Learning activities may be sequenced or otherwise structured carefully and deliberately in a learning workflow to promote more effective learning.
        • It is useful to be able to record ‘learning designs’ for sharing and re-use in the future. (JISC, 2009)
    What is learning design? Key concepts (not groundbreaking new ideas but applied in a new way, increasing the quality and variety of teaching and learning within an e-learning context):
  • 3. Open University Learning Design Initiative
    • providing support, gathering evidence and building understanding of the entire design process: from gathering initial ideas to sharing/reuse, and in realising a vision of learning design methodology and suite of practical tools and resources that bridge good pedagogic practice and effective use of new technologies.
  • 4. Streams of activity
    • Empirical research
    • Curriculum design process mapping
    • Visualisation and representation
    • Collaboration
    • Training and support
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    • Reviewing the formal institutional processes
    • Identifying ‘touch-points’
    • Exploring informal processes
    • Mapping tools, resources and methodologies against ‘touch-points’
    Process mapping
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    • To support effective design
    • Identifying key requirements at different levels
    • Integrating design advice and support at key points in the process
  • 7. Course map view Pedagogy profile Course dimensions Task swimlane
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    • Key part of informal process
    • Sharing best practice
    • Ideas, support and advice
    • Enhancing professional knowledge
    Collaboration Cloud works
  • 9. Toolbox
    • Bringing together tools, resources and frameworks developed over a number of years across projects
    • Supporting advice and guidance
    • Trialled across a range of teaching and learning environments
    LD Tool box
  • 10. Training and support
    • Events and workshops
    • Activities and resources
    • Discussion areas
    • Side-by-side mentoring
    • Co-creative approach to ensure relevance and uptake
  • 11. Any questions or thoughts?
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