‘… an all encompassing term to cover the process,
representation, sharing and evaluation of designs
from lower level activities right up to whole
curriculum level designs’.
Learning design is…
- Micro designs
- Meso designs
- Macro designs
‘A key principle of learning design is to
help make the design process more
explicit and shareable’
(Conole, 2010, p.482).
The best courses result from following
a clearly defined design process
Masterman, E., & Manton, M. (2011). Teachers’ perspectives on digital tools for pedagogic planning and design.
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20 (2), 227-246.
Calculating the costs of pedagogy…
The design process and related tools
often oversimplify the complexity of
teaching and learning
Performance is in the Network
Success is Complex
“Because no two students have the same needs and no
two teachers arrive at their best performance in the same
way, theoretical exclusivity and didactic single-
mindedness can be trusted to make even the best
educational ideas fail”.
(Sfard, 1998, p.11)
Learning by sharing
Learning by listening
Learning by doing
Learning by making
Woodley, A., & Simpson, O. (2014). Student dropout: The
elephant in the room (pp. 459-483). In O. Zawacki-Richter & T.
Anderson (Eds.). Online distance education: Towards a research
agenda. Athabasca: AU Press.
Sir John Daniel
A conclusion is the place
where you got tired of thinking