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OULDI - related activities and collaborations

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Gráinne Conole
14 March 2010

The OULDI work has attracted considerable interest from the international research community.  Strong links have been established with a number of related research groups and communities and in a number of cases these have resulted in securing successful funding. These include:

  • The Pedagogical Patterns research group at the University of Valladolid. This included Gráinne Conole participating in a workshop at the University of Valladolid and Professor Yannis Dimitriadis working at the OU as an OLnet professor from April – August 2009.
  • Participation in a Pedagogical Patterns/Learning Design seminar series organised by Professor Peter Goodyear from the University of Sydney. Other participants included Diana Laurillard, Roger Saljo, Sue Bennett and James Deziel
  • Connections with the Learning Design team at the University of Wollongong. Sue Bennett was a visiting researcher at OU and helped facilitate the first FELS Design Challenge in September 2009. Recent work has included a joint Learning Design workshop at Ascilite 2009.
  • The LAMS community. James Daziel is involved in our JISC Curriculum Design programme. We hosted the LAMS International Design conference in July 2009 and a pedagogy planner symposium at the OU.
  • The Moodle community. Martin Dougiamas is involved in our JISC Curriculum Design programme.
  • The JISC CETIS community. We hosted the CETIS Design Bash at the OU in July 2009.
  • The CARDET research group at the University of Nicosia. This included Gráinne Conole delivering a Learning Design work in April 2009 and has resulted in the successful funding for a new project, ‘A Framework for Preparing Teachers to Teach with ICT’ as described above.
  • The EDTUG community in Canada. This included running a two-day Learning Design workshop for the British Columbia community in October 2009 and a VirtualCloudworks Fieldtrip to the associated community ‘SCoPE’ (Online Community to Support Individuals Interested in Educational Research and Practice.
  • The Canadian educational research community. Following on from an invited keynote via Eluminate last year, another invited talk and workshop at the Tech it up conference in Kamloops
  • The international OER community, including participation in an OER conference in Monterey and use of Cloudworks to support the conference.
  • The JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery programmes. Through participation in the Cluster C activities (with Strathclyde and Ulster universities) and broader programme-level events.
  • The Pedagogical Patterns Planet research group – who were involved in the OLnet Learning Design/Pedagogical Patterns workshops run in June 2009.
  • Invited keynotes, presentations, and workshop in 13 countries (Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, France, America, Canada, Holland, Japan, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Poland)

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LD promoting inclusive learning for disabled students

Leanring Design and learning design tools offer a great oppertunity to promote inclusion for disabled students.  Inherently LD seeks to accomodate the diveristy of needs of users and its intervention points are those that are also necessary to secure accessibility in any course, module or programme of learning.  Surprisingly little work has been done on this todate but Martyn Cooper is seeking to initiate activity in this area.  He recently published a paper with Jane Searle of Southampton University that gives some background discussion:

Seale, Jane and Cooper, Martyn (2010). E-learning and accessibility: An exploration of the potential role of generic pedagogical tools. Computers and Education, 54(4), pp. 1107-1116.

Martyn Cooper
13:57 on 14 March 2010

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