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Cris Neto's Learning Journal

Learning Journal for the OLDs MOOC on Learning Design for the XXI century

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Cristina Neto
11 January 2013

Hope to gather here my experience in this MOOC.

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Cristina Neto
11:32 on 28 January 2013 (Edited 11:33 on 28 January 2013)

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Cristina Neto
3:49pm 11 January 2013 (Edited 3:58pm 11 January 2013)



Laura Ramos
8:53pm 11 January 2013

Cris, I guess that was a test comment?! Or is there some kind of code where emptyness/blank/silence stands for insightfull? ;)

José Mota
11:43pm 11 January 2013

She's going along the lines of "less is more" and "silence is golden" :-P.

Cristina Neto
11:57pm 11 January 2013

Lol, I could say "Lauri, you're right, I was just testing" but I'd rather say: Exactly, teacher José, this was an attempt to initiate the discussion through a very deep consideration about how silence can be fruitful...


Laura Ramos
4:20pm 12 January 2013

Cristina Neto rules. Enough said :)

Cristina Neto
9:50am 17 January 2013 (Edited 9:52am 17 January 2013)

Found this image in a discussion thread in google groups, about Digital Literacy:

It is retrieved from: Belshaw D (2012) The Never Ending Thesis, 21 March (online)

Pretty enlightening, hum?

Cristina Neto
12:14pm 17 January 2013

"Learning Design is the act of devising new practices, plans of activity, resources and tools aimed at achieving particular educational aims in a given situation."

Craft, Brock and Mor, Yishay (2012). Learning Design: reflections on a snapshot of the current landscape.Research in Learning Technology, retrieved from:

Cristina Neto
12:17pm 17 January 2013 (Edited 12:20pm 17 January 2013)

From the prezi available in:

"Turn information into knowledge - Learning

Teaching - shaping learning

Education - Learning design"

Hummm, not quite sure what this means....

Cristina Neto
12:34pm 17 January 2013 (Edited 12:48pm 17 January 2013)

Posted on Google Groups, on the thread: what does learning design mean for you?!topic/olds-mooc-open/1bCPsIDn3O8

"Learning design.... Isn't it the way we prepare our classes? The materials we choose for that particular class or for a particular student. It's not relevant wether we use technology or not. It is always the way we, teachers, choose to conduct our class in order to our students to be successful. If we choose to use some kind of technology, we should use whatever is appropriate for the purpose we established.

In online education, the difference lies in the fact that we use technological tools and resources, but still to promote succes in our students. However, we are living diferent times and we deal with the "net generation" students who have easily available huge amounts of information, which they should know how to use. That's what we must teach them, besides the task of promoting cooperative learning as a tool to build new knowledge.
Very rough description?"



Cristina Neto
12:47pm 17 January 2013

Posted on Google Groups in the thread: designing for the twenty first century!topic/olds-mooc-open/fFn4vIGuIM8

"I believe that institutions feel the pressure for change, yes. However, people inside them are always resisting, it's of human nature, to resist to changes.

Yet, as new generations of educators are arriving to educational institutions, things are beginning to change effectively. We must be very aware of the needs and preferences of the new students, who were already born in this new technological environment and can't imagine a world with no Internet. I should know that, I'm the mother of two of these, and as a teacher, I'm aware of this changes, recalling my own experience as a young student."

Cristina Neto
12:46pm 23 January 2013 (Edited 12:46pm 23 January 2013)

Retrieved from:

"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."

Cristina Neto
1:40pm 31 January 2013 (Edited 1:43pm 31 January 2013)

Useful link between learning activities and ways to prosecute them:

Type of learning activity

Learning through



Information Handling              

Inquiry (in the sense of using and manipulating sources of information, e.g. library work)








[Could be an aspect of Practice]




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Cristina Neto
5:42pm 8 February 2013 (Edited 6:13pm 8 February 2013)

Participation in week 4's convergence session.

Though I arrived a bit late to the session, (due to hard finding on how to do to participate), it was certainly the most interesting experience. I've asked Diana Laurillard to comment on my Pattern and her comments were precious. 

 I had (still have) some doubts about how to define the time allocated for each activity, I had no opportuniity to discuss this, as I had no microphone. Anyway I'll still gonna try to clarify my doubts: should we allocate the time we estimate that students spend in developing the task, or the timeline we give them to accomplish?





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