Chapter one: Introduction to designing for learning in an open world

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Gráinne Conole
7 December 2010

Below is a link to the draft chapter 1 of the book. 


  • What do you think of the focus?
  • What are the key issues associated with learning design?
  • How might learning design be used to help teachers better design learning interventions?
  • How might learning design be used by learners?


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Gráinne Conole
3:29pm 8 December 2010

Thanks for the reply! Yes a key part of the reason for writing the book is to clarify how it is distinct from ID. Whenever I go state side I am always asked isnt this just ID? Also need to provide a holistic overview of what our approach is. Will certainly compare with other models etc. 

Thanks for spotting the error re: Gibson!

LeRoy Hill
4:35pm 8 December 2010 (Edited 4:36pm 8 December 2010)

Hi Gráinne:

I have placed some comments on blog.  But after posting i forgot to mention something that was at the back of my mind.  I guess my mind is catching up finally.  Some time aback there was some discussion on the notion of interaction design.  Could this also be reflected in the book.   Kaptelinin &  Nardi gives some attention with this and it resonates with the idea of participation, actors, action and acting with technology. 



Gráinne Conole
5:03pm 8 December 2010

Thans leroy! what's the link to your blog again? Yep would be good to include something on interaction design, thanks for the suggestion! Looking forward to some good discussions over the coming months as the chapters unfold!

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