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4 April 2013
Please share your 'silver-lining' to the report in no more than 140 characters.
Love 'em or hate 'em, we'd like you to select one of the representations that you either reviewed personally, or saw through someone else's collaborations and justify your opinion, below.
We will then, collectively conclude our findings.
All the best,
Adding the practical focus of 4Ts to the 4SPPIces web-based tool would result in a very powerful tool for learning design.
20:04 on 8 April 2013
The conclusions I came to during this activity were that the 4Ts and E-Learning representations were by far the most accessible and helpful of the representations that I looked at (I say I here as I did not investigate all 7 of the learning representations in detail). This however does not mean that the other representations are without merit; indeed the Web Collage and 4SSPIces tools both appear to be powerful collaborative and illustrative tools to communicate LD to others. My comments regarding Gresham’s review of the 4SSPIces model in our group wiki can be found below:
4SSPIces model (Originally reviewed by Gresham Arnold https://learn2.open.ac.uk/mod/ouwiki/view.php?id=236934&page=Red+Group+Report)
This model seems similar to Web Collage in some respects; e.g. it is a web based aid to visualising or modelling LD, where it differs is that on first impression it appears to be simpler and has a more user friendly UI. However it shares some of the problems of Web Collage in that while it appears to be a powerful collaborative tool, without instruction or a simpler more intuitive interface, its usefulness will be limited to those practitioners who know how to use it well. Furthermore as Gresham points out the recording of the timing of individual tasks is an issue with the 4SSPIces model.
Finally, I wonder why the ‘Lesson Plan’ was not included as a representation of LD in this activity as I think that it combines aims, timings, learning outcomes, activities, learners, materials used and so on, to design and plan a learning activity. Furthermore in my experience it is the most widely used method (in the UK at least) of planning learning activities.
10:59 on 13 April 2013