Activity: 40 mins: At a glance course maps
An introductory activity for the Course Map representation
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4 November 2009
This activity introduces one of the representation tools being developed by the Open University. The tool is text based and built around the premise that key learning design decisions will fall into one of 4 catagories:
- Guidance and support
- Communication and collaboration
- Reflection and demonstration
- Content and experience
The 'at a glance' representation gives a one-page overview of a module or course and can effectively communicate the 'flavour' or 'vision' of the course.
1. In your team, and using the Word proforma on the pen drive, outline your 'vision' of your module or short course.
2. Save a copy to the pen drive.
3. Upload to the workshop Slideshare account
4. Have a look at the other groups 'at a glance' representations and discuss the questions:
- How well do the representations communicate the 'flavour of the course'?
- Who might find this representation useful and when?
- What would it be useful to add?