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Analysing Context: Factors and Concerns
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9 January 2013
This cloud is part of the Personas & Force Maps in Scenarios activity of OLDS MOOC week 2. It is derived from an activity developed for the "Learning Design Studio" section of the OU H817 module “Openness and innovation in elearning” (http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h817.htm)
The context of learning design can be described along three dimensions: material, social and intentional. We will use these dimensions to describe the factors and concerns of our personas.
- Material factors include the characteristics of the physical space and the tools and objects which the actors have access to.
- Social factors include organisational structure, grouping of and relations between various actors, conventions and norms.
- Intentional factors include the beliefs, desires, motivations, expectations, and mental or emotional barriers of individual actors.
The actors’ concerns are those factors which they wish to effect through the innovation. Some of these are easy to express as learning objectives, but some may be more subtle.
To use the template below, open it in google docs, and make a copy:
This work by the OU H817 module “Openness and innovation in elearning” (http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h817.htm) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.