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8 January 2013

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Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
6:23pm 13 January 2013 (Edited 6:24pm 13 January 2013)


My expectations about OLDS-MOOC

 

I learnt about the Learning Design perspective during the 7th Networked Learning Conference (2010). I had been working in the field of "instructional design", for eLearning courses in HigherEd and Teachers Ed, since 2005.
One of the main problems I usually face, dealing with international cooperation projects, and European projects, is how to waive the local - global perspective into a design. This is hard when you have many languages and local realities engaged, but you want to achieve a cross-cultural/global vision of the topics/problems being tackled by the course.
As a result of this professional activity, I'm interested in Learning Design as a mean to explore cultural/pedagogical mediation required for any international project (as unique cases: I don't believe in standard designs). My last concern is, in the end, effective learning through a "fair" design, let's say, to make "design justice" :D (paraphrasing the movement of Curriculum Justice): a design that both respect excellence/new frontiers of knowledge, but that also takes into account and includes situated participants' knowledge, allowing them to contribute from the own cultural point of view.
Finally, I really believe on lifelong learning, and I enjoy studying and reflecting about a topic with other practitioners working in the field. 
Personal or professional objectives, if any, have you set yourself for the MOOC?(Please give details)
1- Improve my knowledge on the research background about Learning Design
2- Improve my skills regarding Learning Design, into my context of practice.
3- Better understanding and use of tools for the representation of Learning Design
4- Making connections with people working in the field for future projects.
5- Other I will discover while travelling through this experience...
Personal or professional objectives set for the MOOC
1- Improve my knowledge on the research background about Learning Design
2- Improve my skills regarding Learning Design, into my context of practice.
3- Better understanding and use of tools for the representation of Learning Design
4- Making connections with people working in the field for future projects.
5- Other I will discover while travelling through this experience...
This week personal objectives:

1- Start readings about Learning Design to improve my knowledge about the topic
2- Understand the whole course structure, tools and spaces for interaction/communication
3- Establish contacts with peers in my same field
Well it's Sunday (day 3 or 4) and I'm late with two activities :(

 

 

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
1:15am 17 January 2013 (Edited 1:16am 17 January 2013)


Reflections on my participation

OLDSMOOC for new ideas

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
1:17am 17 January 2013


Reflections on readings and exchanges

LEARNING DESIGNERS: NOT MUSICIANS, BUT DANCERS?

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
1:35am 17 January 2013


Evidence for Badge:

Learning outcomes

  • Explore a variety of definitions of learning design --> My list of read articles
  • Initiate own learning/curriculum design project --> My dream and relation to other's dream (team up)
  • Define learning design, as a field of research and a practice
  • Identify some of the grand challenges of using a learning design approach to the design of learning in the 21st Century
  • Identify specific topics of interest for further exploration - 

For these last three, my blog posts, which integrate my readings on the forum, twits, and reflections during Webinars.

OLDSMOOC for new ideas

LEARNING DESIGNERS: NOT MUSICIANS, BUT DANCERS?

Next week, my goal will be more interaction with peers in blogs, forum and teams.

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
9:51am 17 January 2013


Eh! Non immaginate la gioia di questo evento!!

Ho ottenuto il BADGE :)))))))

 

Dear Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli

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OLDS-MOOC; 1 Week

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Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
9:40pm 17 January 2013


#oldsmooc-w2

Here I go!

This week my personal goals are:

-To understand the concept of context

-To explore the set of tools offered: I understand concepts, but I must go for "hands-on"

-To apply it into my practice as learning designer and as trainer of other trainers that have to design

-To socialize with colleagues that are advanced in the work of designing

Particularly, after reading several blogs, the forum and the dreams, I decided to follow these works for study groups:

Alan Clarke: Adult Education Workshop

Lindsay Jordan: Designing a MA/PGCert unit on Open Educational Practice (proposal)

Helen Walmsley: My dream: Learning design for learning design


 And I hope I can team up with Lindsay and John, in a "parallel" vision of their well structured work, undertaking my own design. 

Sadly I'm not able of finding groups where to collaborate. I lost Helen's hangout and I'm feeling outside that activity...Jonh's message was encouraging and clear. I hope I can contribute!

 

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
11:59pm 23 January 2013


The w2 went fast and here I'm trying to reflect about my achievements.

I must say that Personas, Scenarios and EoR allowed me to deepen on the ideas handled the first week.

The issue of context was not new to me: I reflected about during my thesis, but in a very different way (the concept, not the representation). Therefore, this week provided me the opportunity to reopen a chapter of my life going beyond the past, achieving new instruments.

I collected the resources and tried to understand concepts during the first part of the week. I though that with my lack of time it was going to be impossible to achieve the goals set by myself. I didn't lost hope, and then started to interact with Alan Clarke: Adult Education Workshop, who had already done a great piece of the work.

I felt confident in interacting and making my proposal, though I knew Alan's work was really complete and integrate my part could have been complicate. I shared my ideas regarding the Scenario, and then , tryied to deepen on the pedagogical approach and educational challenges.

Alan had already developed his proposal of Force Map. Due to the lack of time I just re-elaborated on his proposal, hoping that I will be able of doing more.

A draft buiding on Alan's ideas by JR

The exchange with Alan made me think about the contacts and hibridisation processes between contexts. This is because I  draw the map in two colours: the issues that could put the learning context at risk, are also the issues that could allow innovations, in search to solve the tensions. Then I come back to my idea, which a posted to my blog (from the agorà) This is to say that according to me context is more than a contour, something pushing within an educational setting. It is a symbolic and dynamic space.

In intergenerational learning you have two initial contexts interacting: that can become one, hybrid and new "enlarged" context.

 

This is the collaborative part. But I must say that the ideas I came up with were nurtured by another source: the open discussion.

"After today’s interesting convergence session, I posted some reflections to our open discussion"  said last Tuesday.

 

That was the springoard for a blog post, where I kept focussed on the same issue (content and metaphors), but with "variations" of the leit motiv (just to follow the musical metaphor).

 

And that was my week. I guess I reached my goals of collaborating with others. I would like to move my focus from my own ideas to others. So next week will be devoted to follow, comment and discuss other's works.

 

I did!

 

-To understand the concept of context  (readings, converging session, watching video, interacting with others)

-To explore the set of tools offered: I understand concepts, but I must go for "hands-on" (interacting with others, seeing examples of practice, developing my own force map)

-To apply it into my practice as learning designer and as trainer of other trainers that have to design (Exciting! I will use our group results for a project where I have to work on the issue of training of trainers to design; as well as to a project to improve designing of Higher ed courses)

-To socialize with colleagues that are advanced in the work of designing (I did this less...but netxt week....I realized this takes time. I tried, in any case, through the open forum)

 

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