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 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
- Yishay Mor, University of Haifa, Israel (team leader)
- Michael Derntl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Davinia Hernández-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
- Brock Craft, Institute of Education, London Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom
- Francesca Pozzi, Institute for Educational Technology (ITD) – CNR, Italy
- Donatella Persico, Institute for Educational Technology (ITD) – CNR, Italy
- Gráinne Conole, Institue for Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
- Yannis Dimitriadis, GSIC/EMIC research group, University of Valladolid, Spain
- Yael Kali, University of Haifa, Israel
- Symeon Retalis, Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece
Force maps: see my blog post