Chapter six – design languages
Design languages This chapter summarises the research on design languages and considers how this relates to the notion of a learning design language. It provides a useful contextual background to the discussions in later chapters on the visual representations we have developed as part of our work and a tool for visualising designs that we […]
Chapter three – The emergence of learning design as a research field
This chapter will discuss the emergence of learning design as a research field. It will summarise some of the key work in the field and draws in particular on two recent edited collections on this topic (Beetham & Sharpe, 2007; Lockyer, Bennett, Agostinho, & Harper, 2008). One of the main drivers for the emergence of […]
Review: Lockyer et al., 2008
Agostinho, S. (2008), Learning design representations to document, model and share teaching practice Pg. 1 Academics are presented with many choices in how they can design and deliver their courses. Pg. 3 six learning design representations; E2ML, IMS LD, Learning Activity Management System (LAMS), Learning Design Visual Sequence (LDVS), LDLite and Patterns Pg.4  Learning design […]
Review: Botturi and Stubbs, 2008
Hohanson, B., Miller, C. and Hooper, S., pg. 1 -17 Commodity, firmness, and delight: four modes of instructional design practice Pg. 6 Instructional design is guided by a range of theories and ideas, beliefs and assumptions, not the least of which is a perception of our own practice Pg. 7 Vitruvius advocated that architecture design […]
Chapter two – locating the field
This chapter will provide an overview of a number of related research areas that connect with learning design. In particular it will provide a description of a number of related research fields: pedagogical patterns, Open Educational Resources (OER), instructional design and learning sciences. It will attempt to show how these areas are related to but […]
Spector et al. review
Handbook of research on educational communications and technology – 3rd Edition Below are my notes on the handbook. Comments welcome! Historical foundations, M. Molenda Pg 4 Educational technology as a field has developed through a series of phases as new technologies have emerged. Its origins are in the use of visual and audio-visual systems, then […]
Introduction to designing for learning in an open world book
Chapter 1: Contextualising learning design Overview In this book I will argue that in today’s technologically rich context, where content and services are increasingly free, we need to rethink approaches to the design of learning activities and content. I introduce the concept of ‘open design’ and argue that making the design process more explicit and […]