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Ascilite Learning Design Workshop
Workshop: Ascilite 2009 conference, 6th December 2009, Auckland
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25 November 2009
Learning Design Workshop - Sue Bennett, Shirley Agostinho and Gráinne Conole
Intended audience and degree of expertise required
Participants interested in educational design including university teachers and learning designers. No specific level of technical expertise required.
This purpose of this workshop is to:
- Introduce participants to the concept of reusable, adaptable learning designs
- Provide participants with hands-on experience in using latest research based learning designs and design tools
Introduction (15 mins)
- The presenters will introduce themselves and explain the nature and purpose of the workshop.
- The participants will be asked to introduce themselves, explain their background, and share their prior knowledge and conceptions of reusable learning designs.
Presentation - Introduction to Learning Design (10 mins)
This presentation will briefly cover the definitions of learning design, how it emerged, and key concepts from the recent research.
Hands-on – Reviewing Learning Designs(15 mins)
- Participants will be provided with a learning design pack containing six learning designs which are the outcome of a recent research project.
- Participants will be given a short time to review the designs before selecting one which they will work with throughout the rest of the workshop.
Hands-on – Working with a Learning Design (30 mins)
- Participants will be guided through a series of steps to develop a customised version of their chosen learning design.
- The workshop presenters will circulate through the group, posing questions and discussing options with individuals.
Discussion – Design Outcomes (20 mins)
- Participants will share their customised designs with the group.
- The workshop presenters will facilitate a discussion about the pros and cons of re-using a learning design.
Break (10 mins)
Hands-on – Using Cloudworks (30 mins)
- Participants will be introduced to Cloudworks, an online community for sharing teaching and learning ideas, strategies and designs.
- Participants will first be introduced to the site and invited to browse through the options available, guided by the presenters.
- Participants will work in teams to complete a Cloudquest challenge
Hands-on – Exploring different representations for design (30 mins)
- The session will begin with a brief introduction, after which participants will work by themselves on their designs. Participants will be introduced to design representations that can be used at three different levels:
- Micro-level: At the level of an individual learning activity. A task-based swimline representation will be shown
- Meso-level: At the level of a "block of learning". A representation mapping learning outcomes to content/assessment/tasks will be shown.
- Macro-level. At the level of a whole course. Two representations will be shown: the course map/at a glance representation and the pedagogy profile.
- Participants will now take their customised design and consider this against these representations. They will be introduced to the CompendiumLD and CMap visualisation software tools, and an interactive widget version of the Pedagogy Profile. They will then explore how these might be used to represent their ideas and develop them further.
- A key benefit of the tools is enabling participants to examine linkages between the activities they set for learners, the resources and supports they need to provide, and the assessment process.
- Participants will then be able to either upload their draft designs to Cloudworks or add their reflections on the design process they have undertaken as part of the workshop.
- The workshop presenters will support this process by circulating through the lab, answering questions and discussing participants’ designs.
Discussion – Using tools for designing and sharing (20 mins)
- The final discussion will focus on participants’ experiences in using the tools provided.
- The presenters will facilitate the discussion and answer any questions participants have about these and other design tools available.
Conclusion (5 mins)
- The presenters will thank participants and invite any feedback on the workshop using post-its. See the associated evaluation cloud for the questions to focus on.
- Using Cloudworks http://cloudworks.ac.uk/index.php/cloudscape/view/1911
- Describing the curriculum http://cloudworks.ac.uk/index.php/cloudscape/view/1907
- Design tips http://cloudworks.ac.uk/index.php/cloudscape/view/1906
- Learning design toolbox http://cloudworks.ac.uk/index.php/cloudscape/view/1882
Clouds in this Cloudscape
- Activity: Ascilite workshop cloudquest challenge
- Activity: Exploring different representations
- Evaluation: Ascilite workshop evaluation and action plan
- Good examples of mindmapping in teaching? (24 comments)
- Pedagogy profile/Activity profile (3 comments)
- Presentation: Bennett and Agostinho: Learning Design Workshop
- Presentation: Conole Presentation for the Ascilite Learning Design workshop (3 comments)
- Resource: Cmap concept mapping tool
- Resource: Five-category course map representation (2 comments)
- Resource: Task swim-line representation
- Tool: CompendiumLD
- "The Pedagogy Profiler is a user-friendly and helpful tool. Thanks a million....
added to Pedagogy profile/Activity profile by Helen Guerin on 26 January 2013
- "I've just added a link to an updated Excel version. there are 3 worksheets 'Predict', 'As is', 'To...
added to Pedagogy profile/Activity profile by Rebecca Galley on 5 March 2012
- "Just added another interesting tool (via Tim Seal - thx Tim) called Balsamiq. Designed for teams to...
added to Good examples of mindmapping in teaching? by Rebecca Galley on 17 June 2011
- "Just to say thanks for your contributions, I can now go off and explore those mentioned. I also...
added to Good examples of mindmapping in teaching? by Maria Tannant on 27 March 2011
- "I have been thinking for some time about the power of visual representations as part of the...
added to Good examples of mindmapping in teaching? by Paul Clark on 9 March 2010
- "Thanks Vic - must take a look when I have a mo, I certainly like FreeMind - very simple and...
added to Good examples of mindmapping in teaching? by Gráinne Conole on 4 February 2010
- "Hi Vic
haven't come across Freeplane before - how is it different to FreeMind?...
added to Good examples of mindmapping in teaching? by Gráinne Conole on 3 February 2010
- "Thanks! Would welcome any futher thoughts you have on this, particularly if yu use them at all in...
added to Resource: Five-category course map representation by Gráinne Conole on 22 January 2010
- "Wonderful job....
added to Resource: Five-category course map representation by linsharon on 21 January 2010
- "Thanks for the live blog Sue - much appreciated!...
added to Presentation: Conole Presentation for the Ascilite Learning Design workshop by Gráinne Conole on 6 December 2009