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The slides that I've used at the learning technology workshop for the delegates from the Open University of China, 3 - 7 June 2013.

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Course Design OU China Workshop_03_June2013_PalithaEdirisingha

  1. 1. in Learning Design andTechnology forDistance Education3rd – 7th of June, 2013Welcome to the University of Leicester
  2. 2. distance learningprogrammes at LeicesterAn overview and an example from theInstitute of Learning InnovationDr Palitha EdirisinghaInstitute of Learning InnovationUniversity of Leicester, UKLearning Innovation Workshop - Delegates from the Open University of China (OUC) – 3 – 7 June 2013
  3. 3. From an ‘idea’ to deliveringProposalManagementDeliveryStudents andteachers
  4. 4. Developing a new programme – 7 step processInitialconceptEarlydecisionsOutlineBusinessPlan /AcademicRationaleApprovalProcess(FSPDC)FurtherMarketTestingAdvertisingandApplicationsFinalApproval(PDC)
  5. 5. MSc Learning Innovation
  6. 6. Programme characteristicsFull-time(from Oct 2014)Distance, Part-time(from Oct 2013)Campus-based DistanceFull-time Part-timeOne year Two yearsTwo modules (courses) per Term One module per Term35 – 40 learning hours a week 14+ learning hours a week180 credits 180 credits1,350 learning hours 1,350 learning hours
  7. 7. Module 1: TechnologyEnhanced Learning(30 credits)Module 2: LearningDesign for the 21stCentury(30 credits)Module 3: ResearchDesign and Methods(30 credits)Module 4: Case Studiesof Learning Innovation(30 credits)Module 5: DissertationResearch Project(60 credits)Oct – Dec 2014 Jan – Apr 2015 May – Sept 2015CERTIFICATE in Learning Innovation(Modules 1 and 2 = 60 credits)DIPLOMA in Learning Innovation (Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 = 120 credits)MSc in Learning Innovation (all 5 modules)MSc in Learning Innovation – structure of the full-time programme
  8. 8. Designing for learningLearningoutcomesLearningandteachingAssessmentBigg’s (2003) Constructive AlignmentLearning
  9. 9. Considerations in design a module fordistance learning225 learning hours14 weeks14 hours per week30 credits, andallowing for:- catch-up time- synchronous activities
  10. 10. Considerations in developing modulespecificationsMatching:- Learning outcomes- Assessments- Activities, and- Content / topics to be learned
  11. 11. Module: Research Design and MethodsLearningoutcomesTeaching/learningmethodsStudent workloadAssessment
  12. 12. Module: Research Design and MethodsLearningoutcomesTeaching/learningmethodsStudent workloadAssessment(= 6,000 words)(= 225 hours)
  13. 13. Learning outcomesBy the end of this module, successful participants will be ableto:1. develop researchable research questions2. critically appraise the strengths and weaknesses of a rangeof research designs, methodologies and methods applicable tolearning innovations research3. evaluate the use of key data gathering and analysis methods4. develop a suitable research proposal in the field of learninginnovation to be carried out as part of their dissertationresearch project module.
  14. 14. Assessment components1. A digital poster (or equivalent artefact) with a narrativeillustrating choices made on research design, methodologyand methods for a chosen research project in the field oflearning innovation.2. A research proposal on the study of a chosen topic of alearning innovation initiative
  15. 15. Teaching/learning methods Designed according to the 7C approach to learning design Well-designed learning activities using both synchronous andasynchronous, to be carried out online (e.g.., discussion boards andwikis on Blackboard, blogs) that are moderated by tutors and peers Recorded teaching material by the course team (videos, podcasts,narrated slides and lecture notes) Podcasts produced by international experts Open Educational Resources (OERs) videos on YouTube, lectures oniTunesU Social networking tools (e.g., Cloudworks) for learners to share anddiscuss their learning artefacts Tutorials with the personal tutor for the duration of the module
  16. 16. Thank