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EMMA Summer School - M. Laanpere, O. Firssova - Elaborating your MOOC approach: pedagogical design considerations


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The principles and techniques of the task-centered instructional design will be introduced and practiced in the hands-on group work that involves creating, sequencing and validating authentic instructional tasks. A special focus will be on mapping the instructional tasks in MOOC to facts, concepts, procedures and rules identified in the course objectves, as well as scaffolding the learning through well-designed course assignments and learning resources.

This presentation was given during the EMMA Summer School, that took place in Ischia (Italy) on 4-11 July 2015.

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EMMA Summer School - M. Laanpere, O. Firssova - Elaborating your MOOC approach: pedagogical design considerations

  1. 1. Elaborating your MOOC approach: pedagogical design considerations Mart Laanpere Tallinn University, Estonia Olga Firssova Open University Netherlands
  2. 2. What is design?
  3. 3. Instructional design • The process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of learning needs and systematic development of learning materials. Instructional designers often use technology and multimedia as tools to enhance instruction.
  4. 4. Example: ASSURE model
  5. 5. Example: Dick & Carey ID model
  6. 6. First principles of learning (Merrill)
  7. 7. Merrill: Pebble in the Pond model
  8. 8. Traditional vs task-centered strategy TRADITIONAL STRATEGY TASK-CENTERED STRATEGY
  9. 9. Component analysis Tell Show Ask Do Information about… Name --------- Name --------- Parts-of… Location --------- Location --------- Kinds-of… Define concept Examples Non- examples Define Explain Classify examples How-to… Steps in sequence Demonstrate task Steps Sequence Perform task What- happens- if… Conditions Consequences Demonstrate process Describe Justify Predict consequences Find conditions
  10. 10. Example: teaching MS Excel to youngsters • Whole task 1: Collecting and analysing the data about classmates • SHOW: Screencast on entering the data • TELL: Text with images, explaining what is table, cell, formats, heading, column, row • SHOW: Screencast on the procedure of sorting • ASK: self-test on the concepts (cell, heading…) • DO: Enter the height to the right column of Excel sheet, sort the classmates for height
  11. 11. Example: Excel for youngsters (cont.) • Whole task 2: Planning and reporting on the budget of a class trip • TELL: currency format, formula (SUM) • SHOW: calculating the sum • DO: enter the data, calculate sum • TELL: pivot table, pie chart, bar chart • SHOW: creating a pivot table and pie chart • DO: create the pivot table and bar chart
  12. 12. Example: Excel for youngsters (cont.) • Whole task 3: Helping Aunt Susan to do accounting for her café with Excel • TELL: transaction, entry, journal • SHOW: journaling, adjusting the entries • ASK: define journaling, adjust the entries • SHOW: Screen cast on calculating the balance • DO: calculate the balance
  13. 13. Your group assignment • Imagine that you are asked to compile a MOOC on assessment for new lecturers • Describe two whole tasks (one simple and another a bit more advanced) for the MOOC • Perform component analysis for these tasks, using the PPT template • 4+1 min for presenting the results of your group work