Introduction to a learning design methodology

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Introduction to a learning design methodology

  1. 1. Introduction to a Learning Design Approach
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>People learn better when actively involved in doing something (i.e. are engaged in a learning activity ). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning activities may be sequenced or otherwise structured carefully and deliberately in a learning workflow to promote more effective learning. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is useful to be able to record ‘learning designs’ for sharing and re-use in the future. (JISC, 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul>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. 3. Open University Learning Design Initiative <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Streams of activity <ul><li>Empirical research </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum design process mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Visualisation and representation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Training and support </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Reviewing the formal institutional processes </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying ‘touch-points’ </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring informal processes </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping tools, resources and methodologies against ‘touch-points’ </li></ul>Process mapping
  6. 6. <ul><li>To support effective design </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying key requirements at different levels </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating design advice and support at key points in the process </li></ul>Visualisation
  7. 7. Course map view Pedagogy profile Course dimensions Task swimlane
  8. 8. <ul><li>Key part of informal process </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, support and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing professional knowledge </li></ul>Collaboration Cloud works
  9. 9. Toolbox <ul><li>Bringing together tools, resources and frameworks developed over a number of years across projects </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting advice and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Trialled across a range of teaching and learning environments </li></ul>LD Tool box
  10. 10. Training and support <ul><li>Events and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Activities and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion areas </li></ul><ul><li>Side-by-side mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Co-creative approach to ensure relevance and uptake </li></ul>
  11. 11. Any questions or thoughts?

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