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Evaluating a new approach to learning design Grinne Conole, Gabi Witthaus, Ale Armellini & Ming Nie University of Leicester Networked Learning Conference2nd April 2012, Maastricht2nd April2012

1Promise and realitySocial and participatory media offer new ways to communicate and collaborateWealth of free resources and toolsNot fully exploitedReplicating bad pedagogyLack of time and skills

Learning DesignShift from belief-based, implicit approaches to design-based, explicit approachesEncourages reflective, scholarly practicesPromotes sharing and discussionLearning DesignA design-based approach to creation and support of courses

Review of OULDI resources and activitiesRepurposingLocalisationImplementationEvaluationReflectionThe Design-Practice project5

I find the document quite thought-provoking, especially as a starting point in this journey for developing good understandingsI could understand the learning design process and would feel able to use this when designing some learning activities It is iterative and so helps with ironing out any issues

But does it work?

ConsolidateEvaluate and embed your designConceptualiseWhat do we want to design, who for and why? Diem:7Cs of learning DesignSession 1Intros & expectationsMini-pres: background to workshopHow to ruin a courseIntro to e-tivity 1Session 2Warm-up (how is it going?)Discussion of discussion forums, blogs and wikisIntro to e-tivity 2E-tivity 1: Consider your Course FeaturesE-tivity 2: Develop your Course MapE-tivity 3: Do a Learning Design Resource AuditE-tivity 4: Develop your Activity ProfileIn-session workOut-of-session work (e-tivities)Session 3 Warm-up (Surprises, discoveries, frustrations, highlights) Review completed course maps Mini-presentation: How OERs are being used & reusedIntro to e-tivity 3Session 4 Warm-up (how is it going?)Review of completed resource audits Mini-pres: Salmons 5-stage modelIntro to e-tivity 4Programme part 1Session 5Warm-up (Progress made so far?)Review of Activity ProfilesBrainstorm: Soft/hard outcomesIntro to e-tivity 5Session 6Warm-up (Revisit How to Ruin a Course)Review of StoryboardsDo Info Literacy Card Sort activityIntro to e-tivity 6E-tivity 5: Develop your StoryboardE-tivity 6: Develop your e-tivities E-tivity 7: Consider your VLE (LMS) designE-tivity 8:Action PlanningIn-session workOut-of-session work (e-tivities)Session 7 Warm-up () Review completed e-tivities Mini-pres: Embedding your e-tivities in the VLEIntro to e-tivity 7Session 8 Warm-up ()Review of completed VLE designs Brainstorm: actions needed to complete our coursesIntro to e-tivity 8Programme part 2Session 1ActivityResourcesWarm-upGetting to know the platform (if using a web conferencing platform) or tea/coffee if meeting face-to-faceBackground to the workshopMini-presentation by facilitatorsCloudworks cloudscapeCarpe Diem websiteOULDI websiteDiscussionBrainstorm and discuss: how to ruin a courseCloudworks linkPB Wiki linkIntro to e-tivity 1Consider your Course FeaturesCloudworks linkPB Wiki

The slides are colour-coded to match colours in the table above.Background to the workshopA brief web tour:OULDI websiteCarpe Diem website7Cs OER pageCloudworks cloudscape for this workshop (with links to extra background info, blogs, etc.)VLE for this workshop

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How to ruin a course

For participants to fill in silent brainstorm.11Introduction to E-tivity 1: the Course Features template

Linoit.com12Course Features KeyColours relate to the course view map Green = collaboration and communicationBlue = content and student experiencePurple = reflection and demonstrationOrange = guidance and support

First ask participants to guess what the colours represent. (See previous slide.)13Session 2ActivityResourcesWarm-upBrainstorm: how are we doing?Review of e-tivity 1 Discussion of the completed Course Features tables

DiscussionDiscussion forum, blogs and wikis: what are they good for?Examples of discussion forums, blogs and wikis in use (web tour)

Aus university linkAffordances activity: Facilitators own web tourIntro to e-tivity 2Develop a Course Map

Cloudworks linkPB Wiki

What are discussion forums, blogs and wikis good for?Discussion forumsBlogsWikisReflectionModerated discussionPersonal reflectionCollaborationCollating resourcesCreating an e-portfolio Introduction to E-tivity 2: Develop a Course MapInclude link to Course Map in Excel16The Course Map template

Include link to Course Map in Excel17Completed Course Map Example

Include link to Course Map in Excel18Session 3ActivityResourcesWarm-upBrainstorm Surprises, Great Discoveries, Frustrations and Highlights so farReview of e-tivity 2 The completed Course MapsDiscussion: have you revisited your Course Features?

Discussion How are you reusing OERs? A mini OER search workshop

Link to OER 2X2 model (Armellini & Nie)Link to mini OER search workshop slideOther resources from Cloudworks/ NetvibesIntro to e-tivity 3Learning Design Resource Audit

Cloudworks linkPB Wiki link

Introduction to E-tivity 3: Learning Design Resource AuditFormatContent (under the appropriate licences)Text & graphicsAudioVideoSlides (e.g. PowerPoint)Other (e.g. Adobe Presenter)What I find and reuse as is What I find, tweak and useWhat I find, repurpose and useWhat I create for this moduleGet audio of Ale explaining how to do this.20FormatContent (under the appropriate licences)Text & graphicsAudioVideoSlides (e.g. PowerPoint)Other (e.g. Adobe Presenter)What I find and reuse as is OER for section 1.Reflective task from source Z.Guidelines on assignment writing.Podcast for section 3.iTunesU resources for sections 1 and 7.Slideshare resource for section 5.Organisation Xs website.What I find, tweak and useOER for section 2. Assessment rubric from W.What I find, repurpose and useOER for section 3.New podcast based on X.Slides adapted from resource Y.What I create for this moduleIntroduction to all sections of the module. 5 e-tivities. Summaries.Assessment rubrics.5 to 8-minute summaries of key points per section. Advice and guidance for assessment. Feedback on draft assignments.A 5-minute talking head to introduce the programme and the academic team.Support slides for sections 4, 7 and 8.Detailed presentations for sections 2, 3 and 6.Example of a Completed LD Resource AuditSession 4ActivityResourcesWarm-upConfidence check and remaining learning curvesReview of e-tivity 3 Review of Learning Design Resource Audit Discussion - have your Course Maps changed?

DiscussionSalmons five-stage modelGunawardena et als Wiscom model

Salmon 5-stage modelWiscom model: Gunawardena et al, 2006. Distance Education,Vol. 27, No. 2, August 2006, pp. 217232) Example learning design: Intro to e-tivity 4Develop your Activity Profile

Cloudworks linkPB Wiki link AssimilativeReading, viewing, listeningInformation handlingManipulating dataCommunicativeDialogic interactionsProductiveCreating an artefactExperientialPracticing, mimickingAdaptiveModeling or simulation

Introduction to E-tivity 3Y: Develop your Activity Profile

Session 5ActivityResourcesWarm-upBrief review - progress made on your coursesReview of e-tivity 5 Review of the Activity Profile representations . Discussion: have you revised your Course Features? Have your Course Maps changed? Have you modified your LD Resource Audit?

DiscussionReview your course outcome statements (soft/hard)Learning outcomes view activity

Gloucestershire Cogen-T toolIntro to e-tivity 6Develop your Storyboard

Learning Outcomes view: templateLearning OutcomesSoft outcome verbsHard outcome verbsAppreciateUnderstandArgueCreate (from University of Gloucestershire)Learning outcomesAssessment

STARTENDStoryboard template (

Session 6ActivityResourcesWarm-upSWOT analysis on our courses: brainstorm and discussionReview of e-tivity 5 Review of the Storyboards Discussion: Have you revised your Course Features? Have your Course Maps changed? Have you modified your LD Resource Audit? Have your Activity Profiles changed?

DiscussionTask Swimlane mapping an activity at the micro-levelTask Swimlane activity:

Intro to e-tivity 6Create an e-tivity Task SwimlaneLane of rolesLane with tools and resources

Intro to E-tivity 5: Develop your e-tivities

Including information Literacy in e-tivities Session 7ActivityResourcesWarm-upxxReview of e-tivity 6 Review of the e-tivities Discussion: Have you revised your Course Features? Have your Course Maps changed? Have you modified your LD Resource Audit? Have your Activity Profiles changed?Has your Storyboard changed?

DiscussionWeb tour of a live VLE And

Intro to e-tivity 7Consider your VLE (LMS) designE-tivity 6A: Consider your VLE (LMS) Design

Programme for session 8Session introStock-takingReview of e-tivity 7 Review of the VLE r