Learning design frameworks and tools: Resources

The title of this week is 'Designing engaging online activities’, but we actually need to start a step back from that, with a question: how can we articulate and explain our learning designs so that we can share them with other people? (There are lots of reasons we might want to do this, for example for the purposes of support and critique, or for sharing your work so that others can benefit from it, or simply for your own records.)

So we start off with some models of learning design. There are lots of them, some aiming to define existing activities, and others to help you create new ones. You’ll probably find that some work better for you and/or your context than others.

Watch this short video by our colleague Dr. Greg Benfield, to get an overview of three design tools. For your convenience, so you can launch them as you watch, we list below links (all open in new windows) to resources related to the tools discussed in the video. These are also listed on the week 2 readings page.

Transcript of video

Last year's activities

Transcript of video

Last year's tutors — Abi, Liz and Marion — reflected upon the activities that participants created in last year's course. Please be aware that the audio on this recording is quite quiet!

JISC Effective practice resources

Effective Practice in eLearning archives are available at http://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20140615094804/http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticeelearning.pdf

Effective practice in a digital age at http://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20140615094835/http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticedigitalage.pdf

JISC eLearning pedagogy programme archives: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningpedagogy/workshops/content.aspx

JISC Learning design links

Learning activity design model at http://www.elearning.ac.uk/effprac/html/design_model.htm

Effective practice planner at http://www.elearning.ac.uk/effprac/html/planner.htm

AUTC Learning Design

AUTC Learning Design site at http://www.learningdesigns.uow.edu.au/

Exemplar of AUTC framework to represent TOOC Week 1 Icebreaker activity

Learning designer

Learning designer home page at http://web.lkldev.ioe.ac.uk/LD/index.php

(Note: you need to create an account to use the Learner Designer)

Other relevant design frameworks

7Cs of learning design toolkit at http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/oer/oers/beyond-distance-research-alliance/7Cs-toolkit

Salmon's E-Tivities 

Slideshare handout on E-Tivities at http://www.slideshare.net/eusie/salmon-handout-etivities

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