OLDS MOOC week 2 ‘Inquire’: plans for learner context and scenario-based learning design

During week 2, we are going to investigate learning design, and the context of our own learning design, or design challenge (our dream project description from week 1).

This contextualisation activity feeds forward from the final activity in week 1 – where we collaboratively created a huge mindmap (brainstorm) of all of the things learning design might encompass

My Plans for Week 2

I am choosing to work individually, not by choice, but by the demands of my busy works schedule. I have invited others to join me in my project (however I did post my dream project and forum request 2 weeks late!), and have located some related projects, however, after reading many discussion posts, it occurred to me how time-consuming working and collaborating from scratch would be.

My goals are quite clear in undertaking this MOOC – to develop a model/framework for the (rapid) redevelopment of modules for our university learning and teaching course (I have deadlines looming!), encompassing curriculum, and a range of pedagogy, learning theories, learning designs, in a new online learning environment. I intend to develop the framework and apply it to the design of one module in this MOOC.

So the plan is to go solo with the development of my project (unless I get some offers real soon!), plough through the activities, participate in the discussion forums and collaborate with my  university team once I have a draft framework  for discussion. This is not the way I would prefer to work, but am now being ruthless, given the increasing time I am devoting to this MOOC (I am about to start a second – a Coursera: The Fundamentals in Online Education, and the contrast and comparison will be fascinating).

So, here goes… starting week 2

Theory underpinning the activities:

The following summary comes from The Learning Design Grid (a collaborative Google site -see project partner list at end of post)

The Ecology of Resources (EoR) Design Framework

The EoR Design Framework aims to optimise opportunities for learners to interact with resources and social resources/activities in meaningful ways to maximise learner performanceand achievement of outcomes. Helps learners make connections between people, objects, locations and events as they learn.

3 phases involved: see these on the eorframework wiki

Learning Design Grid

Contact: Professor Rose Luckin http://www.lkl.ac.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=128

Project partners:

Force maps: see my blog post

OLDS MOOC week 2: learner context & scenario-based learning

Week 2 in the OLDS MOOC requires us to design a scenario-based learning activity. View the Cloudscape activity schedule.

This slideshare presentation by Joshua Underwood provides a useful summary of what is involved:

Alan Clarke provides a useful example in his cloud Alan Clarke Scenario
Apostolod Koutropoulos provides a detailed and informative scenario: [OLDS MOOC] [AK] [Scenario] [mLearning MOOC – who are the learners?]
This is the course example of a scenario plan: Scenario Template Completed Example