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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES, Lars-Göran Hedström, Maggie Verster
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Useful "check list" for PBL!

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Student Work – Portfolios of Learning

Student Work – Portfolios of Learning | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Dr Alec Couros (University of Regina) shares some of the best examples of student work from the ECMP 355 (Technology in Education) undergraduate course he teaches. Each example reflects the student's final course PROJECT, the goals of which varied from either "Build a Learning Resource" or "Learn something new using the Internet" type.

 

A range of different types of PORTFOLIOS of LEARNING are shared in this post and are well worth exploring as they beautifully illustrate the creative and personal ways in which the students demonstrated their learning of the course.

 

These include "Summaries of Learning" in a variety of formats:

*Series of blog posts 

*Screencasts

*Videos and vlogs

*Blogfolios

*Animations

* Wikis

 

The design of this learning activity allowed for personalisation in format choice and made provision for the students to progessively document their learning over the duration of the course, as far as I can ascertain. I would be interested to understand what his exact brief was to the students and what rubric(s) he used to assess these projects, if at all. 

 

PS I had a conversation  with @courosa yesterday on Twitter to explore his approach to assessing his students' "Portfolios of Learning". His response was interesting:

"Assessment was customised to each student based on some general indicators (e.g., quality of artifact) with bulk focused on growth. I tend not to use rubrics and try to keep assessment consultative & personlised. Takes more time, but I think it's more accurate."

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FISh - a model for individual, pair and PBL group inquiry

FISh - a model for individual, pair and PBL group inquiry | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

"Within the framework of a Problem-Based Learning approach a simplified model for inquiry, called FISh, has been developed (Nerantzi and Uhlin, 2012). We suggest the use of FISh when working collaboratively with inquiry into scenarios in each topic. Even if you learn autonomously or with a learning buddy, FISh might help you as a structure for your learning process. However, remember that learning is messy and following or restricting yourself to a linear process might not work and can be frustrating at times."

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I have registered for The Open Learning Network MOOC #OLN151 which has commenced today, 14 April. The design of this open course uses a  wonderfully simplified approach to PBL inquiry called FISh (Nerantzi and Uhlin, 2012).

Take a look a the #OLN151 webpage to read about the three step FISh approach - FOCUS, INVESTIGATE and SHARE - each step driven by guiding questions. Really nice approach to apply in your own learning design for students.

 

"Step 1: Focus

What do I/we see?

How do I/we understand what we see?

What do I/we need to find out more about?

Specify learning issues/intended learning outcomes!

 

Step 2: Investigate

How and where am I/are we going to find answers?

What will I do/who will do what and by when?

What main findings and solutions do I/we propose?

 

Step 3: Share

How am I/are we going to present my/our findings?

What do I/we want to share with the community?

How can I/we provide feedback to others?

What reflections do I have about my learning (and working with others)?"

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13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read

13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry.


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There are two key learning design texts missing from this list:

1. Conole,G. (2013) Designing for Learning in an Open World, Springer.

2. Laurillard, D. (2012) Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge

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Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Map

Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Map | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
We're a global community dedicated to teaching digital skills and web literacy. We explore, tinker and create together to build a web that's open and made by everyone.
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Great interactive Web Literacies Map and resources to explore. We used this framework to design our institutional Web and Digital Literacies self-paced MOOC. 

Enroll here: https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_222_1#

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We used this framework to design our institutional Web and Digital Literacies self-paced activity-based online course.

Enroll here: https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_222_1#

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The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play!

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This is the second in a series of articles written by @phylisebanner which focusses on the Pedagogy of Learning Design. She presents a  pedagogical, designed approach to instruction based on three key elements in effective e-learning: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. This instalment focusses on social presence – the creation of a welcoming setting that is open and inviting so that our learners will want to engage with each other, the instructor/facilitator, and the learning content

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 28, 2014 9:30 AM

CoP-Wenger and Lave

HC's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:30 PM

An interesting read on how social presence can guide learning design and create learning communities. By creating learning communities, learners will want to engage with each other, the instructor/facilitator, and the learning content.

niftyjock's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:24 PM

Nice summary

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The Learning Designer app for teachers

The Learning Designer app for teachers | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

 What is it? The Learning Designer is a web-based tool to help in the creation and sharing of learning designs (e.g. lesson plans) and to support the integration of learning technology.

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This is a must explore tool as you design transformative learning activities for your students.  A quick free  registration allows you access through the "Browser" to a collection of exemplar pedagogical patterns which you can redesign for your own teaching practice. The "Designer" tab provides a pedagogical pattern template to help you describe your own teaching idea for a session (e.g. student preparation, class activities and homework)..


To go directly to the web app called LEARNING DESIGNER click here:

http://web.lkldev.ioe.ac.uk/LD/


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Social Teaching by Design: 6 Assignment Ideas

Social Teaching by Design Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools: A Quick Idea Roundup
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Great ideas shared by @sidneyeve.

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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, February 2, 2014 2:29 AM

worth wathcing and planning... have a big project tis year...

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:39 AM

A collaborative flipbook seems like a great idea. I think I will try Haiku Deck today. 

Jordan Funke's curator insight, June 11, 2014 12:08 PM

This presentation details six highly creative and technology based ways that teachers could incorporate design into their classroom, and use it for assessment. The ideas are as follows: flipbooks, mindmaps, photoquotes, infographics, flashcards and social bookmarking. I like this article a great deal because it in itself is a great example of using technology to design a visually appealing presentation that presents information in a more creative and user-friendly way. It is a designed solution to the problem of getting readers to engage with your content in an information-saturated society!

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The Twitter Essay | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Twitter Essay | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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The Twitter Essay.....A Tweet as "writerly concision" <---LOVE THIS!

 

To quote @Jessifer: "I’ve recently experimented in my composition classes with an assignment I call the Twitter-essay, in which students condense an argument with evidential support into 140 characters, which they unleash upon a hashtag (or trending topic) in the Twitter-verse. Tweets often attempt to convey as much information in as few words as possible. A tweet could be seen, then, not as a paragon of the many potential horrors of student writing, but as a model of writerly concision. In composing their Twitter-essay, I have students proceed through all the steps I would have them take in writing a traditional academic essay, including brainstorming, composing, workshopping, and revising. I also have them consider and research their audience, the Twitter members engaged in discussion around a particular hashtag. Finally, I have them work dynamically with the Tweets of their peers, responding to them on Twitter and close-analyzing them in class. I ask the students to consider their word-choice, use of abbreviation, punctuation, etc. To model the activity for them and to give them a sense for the shape of a Twitter-essay, I compose my instructions for the assignment in exactly 140 characters and post them to Twitter."

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EDEN 2013 Learning Design and Designing TEL spaces workshop

Owning the place of learning principles for designing personal learning spaces for learners and teachers by Gráinne Conole and Mike Keppell, EDEN Conference, Oslo,13th June 2013.

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Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus

Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
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A very interesting discussion facilitated by Dr Tony Bates who argues that hybrid learning is probably the most significant development in e-learning and teaching in general. He explores why this is happening and takes a look at current hybrid models and then poses some really key questions to stimulate discussion. "What should be done in face-to-face class, and what should be done online? What is the university offering these students on campus that they couldn’t get from studying online? And what models or design principles can guide us in answering those questions? What should the instructional design strategy be for hybrid courses?‘’

According to Tony, very little on the comparative "affordances" of face-to-face vs online learning exists in current literature.. Will be interesting to follow the development of this discussion and any further research on this that becomes available.

Questions of my own: "What principles guide the shift from 100% face-to-face teaching to a blended learning model? In a 3 year undergraduate degree that is historically delivered through an on campus face-to-face model, where does one start to create a blended model - a % within each module or a % of modules across the 3 years or both?"

 

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20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom
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Great infographic! Useful suggestions.

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Social Networking with Our Students

Social Networking with Our Students -- considering digital identity, privacy and authenticity. PELeCON presentation #pelc12
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Some interesting insights shared by Catherine here as she used twitter and g+ in her learning design. I especially enjoyed the comments by students.  The need for a new set of literacies is very clear - both for the educator and his/her students.

Another great presentation by Catherine on Digital Literacies here:http://www.slideshare.net/cicronin/enacting-digital-identities

 

 

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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
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"Design Thinking for Educators is… A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community. The toolkit provides you with instructions to explore Design Thinking."

Free toolkit available to download from the site.

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Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:10 AM

Design Thinking aplicado a los docentes.

Mark Sheppard's curator insight, March 12, 2013 9:21 AM

Targeted mostly for the K-12 segment, that shouldn't preclude other L&D professionals from reviewing, learning, and applying the basic concepts.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

Via Alastair Creelman
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Inquiry-Based Learning Design

Inquiry-Based Learning Design | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

The YouthLearn website offers a wealth of resources and guidelines to assist teachers in using technology, media and the inquiry process to inspire young minds through project-based learning.

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tammy bailey's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:40 PM

This infographic is very helpful.

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Designing 21st Century Learning Experiences

This 1 day workshop was facilitated at UNIMAS (26 Nov), UKM (29 Nov) and UniKL (17 Dec), 2014.
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In this 1-day hands-on workshop, we will explore how to design interactive and engaging student learning experiences using technology. We will actively look at how we can transform face-to-face (F2F) learning using the ‘Flipped Classroom’ and ‘Gamification’ methods. Then we will explore how we can use social media and web 2.0 to engage students, empower collaborative online learning spaces, and development interactive content. Participants will be engaged throughout the workshop with learning activities, including the gamified group challenge during the afternoon. It will be fun, engaging, and participants will get a taste of how they can use technology to transform the students’ learning process.

 
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Web & Digital Literacies MOOC

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A beautifully designed activity-based self-paced open online course for all students and teachers. Informed by the Mozilla Web Literacies Map and Dr Doug Belshaw's digital literacies it is a must for all who use the World Wide Web.

 

Enroll here:

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/myvciielearn

 

 

Learning Units Overview

 

Learning Unit 1 Navigate ~ Infrastructure ~ Web Mechanics

Learning Unit 2 Credibility ~ Security ~ Privacy

Learning Unit 3 Open Practices ~ Search ~ Compose

Learning Unit 4 Share ~ Collaborate ~ Participate

Learning Unit 5 Coding/Scripting ~ Design ~ Remix

Learning Unit 6 The Ultimate Remix

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A beautifully designed activity-based self-paced open online course for all students and teachers. Informed by the Mozilla Web Literacies Map and Dr Doug Belshaw's digital literacies it is a must for all who use the World Wide Web.

 

Enroll here:

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_222_1

 

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/myvciielearn

 

 

Learning Units Overview

 

Learning Unit 1 Navigate ~ Infrastructure ~ Web Mechanics

Learning Unit 2 Credibility ~ Security ~ Privacy

Learning Unit 3 Open Practices ~ Search ~ Compose

Learning Unit 4 Share ~ Collaborate ~ Participate

Learning Unit 5 Coding/Scripting ~ Design ~ Remix

Learning Unit 6 The Ultimate Remix

 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 6:34 PM

Enroll in this self-paced course at: https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_222_1

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Learning Design for Online Ed: An Interview With Prof Gilly Salmon About Her Carpe Diem MOOC - Starts 10 March 2014

Learning Design for Online Ed: An Interview With Prof Gilly Salmon About Her Carpe Diem MOOC - Starts 10 March 2014 | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Gily Salmon's first MOOC that she is leading, Carpe Diem - Learning Design, starts March 10, and we took the opportunity to discuss some of the differences between course design for "traditional" online learning and for MOOCs
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Online International Learning Design Challenge - 10-14 Feb

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For all the details go here:  http://buildingcommunityknowledge.wordpress.com/international-learning-design-challenge/

 

Prof Diana Laurillard leads this initiative which aims to engage the teaching community from across the globe to join in designing, sharing, and discussing how to create great learning designs for transforming education. The challenge will run from 10th to 14th February 2014. In this time it aims to bring teachers together to innovate and share their ideas, to create one 100 designs that use technology effectively.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:58 PM

For all the details go here:  http://buildingcommunityknowledge.wordpress.com/international-learning-design-challenge/

 

 Prof Diana Laurillard leads this initiative which aims to engage the teaching community from across the globe to join in designing, sharing, and discussing how to create great learning designs for transforming education. The challenge will run from 10th to 14th February 2014. In this time it aims to bring teachers together to innovate and share their ideas, to create one 100 designs that use technology effectively.

Nick van Breda's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:32 AM

Be there!

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The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts. 
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Do explore the interactivity of this graphic created by @soxnevad. The image includes examples, questions and guidelines to help you acquire the skills to move from substitution to transformation in your learning design.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, July 22, 2013 1:24 PM

Explore this interactive graphic by @soxnevad for examples, guidelines and skills to design transformative learning experiences for your students.

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22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy

22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy
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Always on the lookout for transformative learning activities from those in my PLN, I find this one interesting!  Another one is @Jessifer 's The Twitter Essay - a writerly concision! Read more here: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Twitter_and_the_student2point0.html

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Eladio Jimenez's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:16 AM

Very interesting!!

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:45 AM

Heerlijk, de taxonomy van Bloom toegepast met Twitter

Kenny Hirschmann's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:57 AM

One of the better lists of pedagogical uses for Twitter I've seen.

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The Little Assignment with the Big Impact: Reading, Writing, Critical Reflection

The Little Assignment with the Big Impact: Reading, Writing, Critical Reflection | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Several years ago, I came across the Purposeful Reading Assignment that was reported to encourage students to read, reflect, and write about readings assigned for class.
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The learning design of the 3-2-1 reading assignment is beautiful in its simplicity and serves to develop effective learning through key questions posed before reading, discussing and critically reflecting. A very effective T&L strategy that can be used both with and without technology. Worth sharing.

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Building Community in Online Learning Classes

Presentation slides for talk on building community in online courses.
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@jackiegerstein offers some practical suggestions for how to build an online learning community with your students. These include:

* get to know each other

* make it interactive

* focus on student-to-student interactions

* use familiar skills such as texting and photo-sharing

* use multimedia (go beyond text)

* make it fun, creative and engaging

* give students a voice and face

 

A number of useful activities are suggested too from slide 27 ->

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES, Lars-Göran Hedström, Maggie Verster
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Useful "check list" for PBL!

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology

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Diana Laurillard is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, leading current research on developing a learning design support environment for teachers, and software for learners with low numeracy. Her new book "Teaching as Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology" was recently published. (16 March 2012, Routledge) and looks promising (I have yet to read it so this is not a book review).

 

A description and overview of the contents have grabbed my attention.

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Learning Designs - Products of the AUTC project on ITC-based learning designs

Learning Designs - Products of the AUTC project on ITC-based learning designs | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
A set of generic/reusable learning design resources to assist university teachers to create high quality, flexible learning experiences for students.
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Use the website resources (exemplars, guides and tools) to develop high quality learning experiences for students.

 

This project was commissioned back in 2000 by the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC) and focused on how ICT can be used to design flexible learning opportunities for students. The learning designs are reusable and informed by the Boud and Prosser principles for high quality student learning in Higher Education (Boud & Prosser, 2001, 2002).

 

Learning Design types/foci include:

 

1. PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING focus: The emphasis of the learning  design is on the process of students solving a real world problem presented to them.

 

2. PROJECT/CASE STUDY focus: The emphasis of the learning design is to create a product or artefact. The "learning by doing" process may be supported by case materials  from which the learner can distil/abstract lessons learnt to apply in a new project situation.

 

3. ROLE-PLAY focus: The emphasis of the learning design is subrogation: "walking in the shoes of others".

 

4. COLLABORATIVE focus: The emphasis of the learning design is interacting and collaborating with peers to facilitate construction of knowledge.

 

5. CONCEPT/PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT focus: The emphasis of the learning design is to understand and/or consolidate student learning about concepts and/or procedures.

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