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Keynote: Conole - Learning design - making practice explicit

Keynote on 28th June 2010 at the ConnectEd conference in Sydney

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Gráinne Conole
19 June 2010


New technologies have immense potential for learning, but the sheer variety possible also creates challenges for learners in terms of navigating through an increasingly complex digital landscape and for teachers in terms of how to design and support learning interventions. How can learners and teachers make informed decisions about what technologies to use in the design and support of learning activities? This presentation will consider this question and present a new methodology for design – ‘learning design’, which aims to shift the creation and support of learning from what has traditionally been an implicit, belief-based practice to one that is explicit and design based. Learning design research at the Open University, UK has included the development of a set of conceptual design views, a tool for visualising designs (CompendiumLD) and a social networking site, for sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas and designs (Cloudworks). An overview of this work will be provided, along with a discussion of the perceived benefits of this new approach to educational design.

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Jennefer Hart
3:27pm 30 June 2010

Hi Gráinne,

Thanks for the mention of the Atelier-D project within you presentation.  The conference looks really interesting and very relevant to the Atelier-D Project. There are quite a few presentations of research papers (including yours) that I will certainly investigate further...

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Gráinne Conole
5:50pm 30 June 2010

Hi Jenny yes I there is alot of synergy with your stuff and the folk at ConnectEd you should get in touch with them. 

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