Les Cowley: My dream: Learning design project proposal
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Leslie Jacobs Cowley
13 January 2013
I am returning to this with some fresh thoughts as a result of having read through lots of discussion threads posted by some of the participants, particularly the responses to Yishay Mor's question "What does Learning Design Mean to You" and also after having attended a VC session led by Dr Michael Smith of Lews Castle College, UHI on New & Developing Pedagogies and Technologies in Online Learning - part of UHI's Virtual Conference.
My refined "Dream Project" is now much more targeted and directly applicable to my current teaching workload. It is also much more informed in that I have a much clearer understanding of how I might develop an already existing course that I deliver in order to better incorporate some of the current thinking in social/constructivist theories.
Module: Acoustics for Sound Engineering/Production students.
Develop existing content (created using Compendium) by using CompendiumLD to incorporate some scaffolding to the structure.
Extend and develop the current use of Diigo social bookmarking to include highlighting and adding "sticky notes" to online content in addition to current use of group links. (This may need additional research as evidenced by the fact that this page has highlighting disabled)
Embed new design within Blackboard, the UHI's choice of VLE. The discussion board within the current version of Blackboard (V 8.0) I find less than satisfying so, explore other possibilities - can I embed Google + tools within BB? Should I use Facebook as a discussion platform? Will this approach be accepted within the constraints of the institution's vision for online delivery?
If the new course design is successful, seek local management support to make bid to deliver wholly online across the three campuses of the partner colleges that currently offer this course. (Alness, Perth & Argyll)
Scarlet : note to self
Leslie Jacobs Cowley
23:03 on 18 January 2013 (Edited 01:47 on 20 January 2013)