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Learning Design in the Open: rethinking our courses for tomorrow's learners

Learning Design in the Open: rethinking our courses for tomorrow's learners



Presentation by Gabi Witthaus and Ming Nie at Online Educa Berlin, 28 Nov 2012

Presentation by Gabi Witthaus and Ming Nie at Online Educa Berlin, 28 Nov 2012



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  • Background image by Pekka Tamminen on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pekkatamminen/5626909877/
  • Tried-and-tested approach from Carpe Diem workshops Problem-based Interactive Focus is on course-team collaboration

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  • Learning design in the open: rethinking our courses for tomorrow’s learnersA pre-conference workshop at Online Educa Berlin By Gabi Witthaus and Ming Nie, Beyond Distance Research Alliance, 28 Nov 2012 http://tinyurl.com/oeb-learningdesign
  • Background Ale Armellini Grainne ConoleVideo Link: http://tinyurl.com/speedintro
  • Carpe Diem ↓Content (under Format the appropriate Other (e.g. licences) Text & Slides (e.g. Audio Video Adobe graphics PowerPoint) Presenter) What I find and reuse as is What I find, tweak and use What I find, repurpose and use What I create for this modulewww.le.ac.uk/carpediem
  • Open University Learning Design Initiative Task swimlane Course dimensions Course map Activity profileLearning outcomes www.open.ac/uk/blogs/OULDI
  • OULDI + Carpe DiemOpen University Learning Leicester’s Carpe DiemDesign Initiative (OULDI) The 7Cs of design and delivery framework Cascading institutions: Leicester, SAIDE, SPEED
  • The 7Cs Conceptualise What do we want to design, who for and why? frameworktinyurl.com/7Cs-diagram Consolidate Evaluate and embed your design
  • Case study of a 7Cs course: SPEED project tinyurl.com/speed-website
  • Objective of SPEED To help staff and academics enhance student engagement through improveduse of technologies in learning design and delivery
  • E-tivities at the heart of the 7Cs Gilly Salmon
  • Structure of SPEED course• Topics: – Course Design – Activity Design – Moderating Online Groups• Duration: – At least 30 hours’ worth of e-tivities – Participants choose from the course “menu”
  • tinyurl.com/speed-course
  • SPEED blogspeedprojectblog.wordpress.com
  • VLE for SPEED participants
  • Summary: key SPEED links• YouTube video introducing SPEED: http://tinyurl.com/speedintro• SPEED website: tinyurl.com/speed-website• Background to the 7Cs: tinyurl.com/7Cs-diagram• SPEED course outline & links to resources: tinyurl.com/speed-course• SPEED blog: speedprojectblog.wordpress.com• Carpe Diem website: www.le.ac.uk/carpediem• OULDI website: www.open.ac/uk/blogs/OULDI
  • Consider your course featuresPurpose: To consider the both the look and feel of the course you want to develop, and thedesired nature of the learners’ experience. E-tivity Rubric: http://tinyurl.com/SPEED-e4
  • Learning OutcomesStart EndAssessment
  • Develop your storyboard (example 1)Purpose: To develop a storyboard for your course in which the learning outcomes are alignedwith the assessment events, contents and e-tivities. E-tivity Rubric: http://tinyurl.com/SPEED-e8
  • Develop your storyboard (example 2)
  • Analyse your activity profilePurpose: To consider the balance of activity types that will be included in your course. Activity Profile Flash Widget E-tivity Rubric: http://tinyurl.com/SPEED-e6
  • Do a learning design resource auditPurpose: To decide how you will source the content for your module/course, includingthe possibility of incorporating OERs produced elsewhere. E-tivity Rubric: http://tinyurl.com/SPEED-e9
  • OER Search• Search for one key phrase for your module/course in: – OER Commons: www.oercommons.org – JorumOpen: http://open.jorum.ac.uk – Xpert: http://xpert.nottingham.ac.uk – Open Courseware Consortium: www.ocwconsortium.org – OU LabSpace: http://labspace.open.ac.uk – Google with usage rights filter (“free to use, share or modify”): www.google.com/advanced_search – Any repository listed at: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator/Find/General_rep• Compare your search results with your colleagues.
  • Copyright for OERs• JISC OER info kit: – https:// openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/24836480/• Understanding Licensing and IPR for OER Projects – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BWqgVpcHCs• JISC take down policy: – http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/themes/c ontent/sca/templatenoticetakedown.pdf
  • ReferencesConole, G. (2012). Designing for Learning in anOpen World. London: Springer.Salmon, G. (2011). E-moderating: the key to onlineteaching and learning. New York: Routledge Background image by Pekka Tamminen on Flickr
  • Thank you! Gabi.Witthaus@le.ac.uk Ming.Nie@le.ac.ukwww.le.ac.uk/beyonddistance