OULDI activity/pedagogy profile on cloudworks

OULDI Activity (pedagogy) WIDGIT

from Cloudworks: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3420

The  OULDI and Course Business Models projects at the Open University have built an experimental model for mapping learning activities across a range of or sequence of learning events.

The model is the result of a learning activity taxonomy (Conole, 2007; Conole 2008) that characterises learner tasks into six types:

Pedagogy profile

  • Assimilative (attending to and understanding content),
  • Information handling (e.g. gathering and classifying resources or manipulating data),
  • Adaptive (use of modelling or simulation software),
  • Communicative (dialogic activities, e.g. pair dialogues or group-based discussions),
  • Productive (construction of an artefact such as a written essay, new chemical compound or a sculpture) and
  • Experiential (practising skills in a particular context or undertaking an investigation). 
  • In addition the tool looks at the spread of assessment acros the course or sequence of learning activiites.

Access the activity widgit here and use the tool to visually map the pedagogy profile of an activity, unit, module or course. The tool provides information about the spread of activities in terms of time and weighting.

OLDS MOOC: learning design for a 21st century curriculum

I have enrolled in the

OLDS (Open Learning Design Studio) MOOC Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum‘. It is a project based,  JISC funded course and builds on the success of the Open University Learning Design Initiative (OULDI) and other JISC funded curriculum design and delivery projects.

  • Running from Jan 10th – 13th March, for 9 weeks with a workload of 3-10 hours
  • Described on the website as “a semi-structured, highly interactive, constructive and collaborative learning experience. This means that we set the scene – but you determine the plot”
  • My plan is to redevelop ULT as my 9 week project