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brainstorming learning design

10 January 2013

Deadline: 17 January 2013

Cloud created by:

Yishay Mor
14 November 2012

What does "learning design" mean for you? Edit the mindmap, add your ideas and comment on others' or join the discussion at:

To edit the mindmap, please click this link. You will then be asked to create a mindmiester account (if you don't have one). You can sign up for free to the basic edition. Once you do, you will recieve a mail with a confirmation link. Follow that link, then reopen (or refresh) our mindmap page.

Peter Bryant has currated some resources at:

Some references, to seed the discussion (all tagged at

Shirley Agostinho, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, and Barry Harper. The future of learning design. Learning, Media and Technology, (36)2:97-99, 2011. URL

Yael Kali, Peter Goodyear, and Lina Markauskaite. Researching design practices and design cognition: contexts, experiences and pedagogical knowledge‐in‐pieces. Learning, Media and Technology, (36)2:129-149, 2011. URL

Isobel Falconer, Janet Finlay, and Sally Fincher. Representing practice: practice models, patterns, bundles …. Learning, Media and Technology, (36)2:101-127, 2011. URL

Annette Diefenthaler, Adam Geremia, Ellen Sitkin, Sarah Soffer, Sandy Speicher, Jackie Steck, Karen Fierst, Patrick Murray, Michael Schurr, and Dominic Randolph. Design Thinking for Educators. 2011. URL

Rob Koper, and Colin Tattersall. Preface to Learning Design: A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, (2005)12005.  URL

Rob Koper. Current Research in Learning Design. Educational Technology & Society, (9)1:13-22, 2006. URL

E. Dobozy. Typologies of Learning Design and the introduction of a "LD-Type 2" case example. eLearning Papers, 27December 2011. URL

Robert Reiser. A history of instructional design and technology: Part II: A history of instructional design. Educational Technology Research and Development, (49):57-67, Springer Boston, 2001.URL

James Dalziel. The Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design. 2012. URL

Yishay Mor, and Brock Craft. Learning Design: reflections on a snapshot of the current landscape. In D.G. Hawkridge, S. Verjans, and G. Wilson (Eds.), Research in Learning Technology, 2012. URL

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Marie Arndt
4:02pm 13 January 2013

Hi Yishay and all,

I used Mindmeister briefly a while ago and now I don't remember how to use it. I didn't want to edit anything, because I was afraid of ruining what is already there. haven't got the time to fiddle about with it right now, but will try again if I get a chance before end of the week. Frustrating!

My weekend is Thursday and Friday here in Oman, in case you think I'm quiet during Saturdays and Sundays.




Tony Gleeson
11:38pm 13 January 2013

Like Marie, I also find the possibility to edit this map daunting - it seems very functional in the context of this mooc, if anything a bit too much descriptive information that has been drawn from other areas.


Maybe the point of this activity is to generate a group mind map that assists in forming ideas and areas of responsibility / ownership of the collaboration.



Anyway - it is very impressive - both the site and the original mindmap.






Heather Peters
5:56am 14 January 2013


I've had a look at the mindmap but am finding it a little hard to follow with all of the many screens. I work off an 11" screen so it is difficult to work with that sort of document/layout.

Is there anyway to print it off to see it as a whole instead of in 'bits'?


Tiffany Crosby
6:22pm 14 January 2013

I agree with the comments posted so far, I opened the mindmap but the idea of editing seemed daunting. I felt like I was lacking enough context to fit my ideas into the map. I wasn't sure I fully followed the thought stream on some of the branches. I also wasn't sure exactly what the objective was and what would truly add value.

Bronwyn Hegarty
10:14pm 14 January 2013

take the plunge everyone and have a go at editing the mindmap - I eventually figured it out by trial and error. A tip - click on the balloon you want to add to then go to the menu at the top and click the +. I am wondering how to get the pdf of James Dalziel's article on learning design - is it available? I am looking forward to exploring the readings - does anyone know of anything focused on mobile learning? Bron

Tony Gleeson
4:49am 15 January 2013 (Edited 4:50am 15 January 2013)

Hi Bronwyn


Good point about the mLearning scenario.

I take the very basic approach, at least until I understand it further and that is:

work to rendering everything through a mobile browser eg. safari, opera etc on ipad / iphone / windows and android. I just work with the basics - simple audio, video etc and links. I am waiting for the dust to settle before investing too much time in keeping up.

good work too, taking the plunge.



Joshua Underwood
10:58am 15 January 2013

Hi Bronwyn,

For mobile learning you might find  mobimooc a useful collection of resources

Susanne Winchester
2:28pm 16 January 2013

I also found the mindmap almost impenetrable, so have joined the discussion on google instead.

Anthea Wilson
7:06pm 17 January 2013

Hi, I opened a Mindmeister account, but still can't get access. It keeps asking me for a map password.

Yishay Mor
12:00am 23 January 2013

Ho Anthea,

Please try again - if it doesn't work, use the pwd "coomsldo".

But be warned: it has become quite messy. You might be better off in the discusion group.



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