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


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

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Background Ale Armellini Grainne ConoleVideo Link: http://tinyurl.com/speedintro
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. Open University Learning Design Initiative Task swimlane Course dimensions Course map Activity profileLearning outcomes www.open.ac/uk/blogs/OULDI
    5. 5. OULDI + Carpe DiemOpen University Learning Leicester’s Carpe DiemDesign Initiative (OULDI) The 7Cs of design and delivery framework Cascading institutions: Leicester, SAIDE, SPEED
    6. 6. The 7Cs Conceptualise What do we want to design, who for and why? frameworktinyurl.com/7Cs-diagram Consolidate Evaluate and embed your design
    7. 7. Case study of a 7Cs course: SPEED project tinyurl.com/speed-website
    8. 8. Objective of SPEED To help staff and academics enhance student engagement through improveduse of technologies in learning design and delivery
    9. 9. E-tivities at the heart of the 7Cs Gilly Salmon
    10. 10. 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”
    11. 11. tinyurl.com/speed-course
    12. 12. SPEED blogspeedprojectblog.wordpress.com
    13. 13. VLE for SPEED participants
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. Learning OutcomesStart EndAssessment
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. Develop your storyboard (example 2)
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. 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
    21. 21. 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.
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Thank you! Gabi.Witthaus@le.ac.uk Ming.Nie@le.ac.ukwww.le.ac.uk/beyonddistance