Who are the Learning Designers and what do they do? This week’s edition focuses on the Learning Designers within the Learning Innovation Hub.
On 26 May, the School of Education – Institute of Early Childhood Seminar Series welcomed Associate Professor Davinia Hernández-Leo from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (UPF). A/Prof Hernández-Leo presented the background and lessons learned from developing and evaluating the Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE).
On an episode of the ABC’s QandA, panelists from the Sydney Writers’ Festival, including Norman Doidge M.D., psychiatrist and neuroplasticity expert, debated the issue of our brains being rewired due to constant technology use and the associated multi-tasking and over-stimulation that we have now become used to (or frazzled by). Other authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Nicholas Carr, have also explained how the internet is changing our brains.
Join Associate Professor Sue Bennett from the University of Wollongong, for a seminar reporting on an investigation of how Australian university and school teachers approach the routine work of designing learning experiences for their students.
Have you thought about the visual design of your iLearn unit and its impact on your students and their learning?
As with all types of design, there are good and bad, and online learning is certainly not exempt. Take a moment to consider the experience of students. They take up to four units a session, all iLearn units being designed in a way that is the wont of the Convenor. This means that in most cases, units will all have their own particular design. Now this is not a problem but spare a thought for the student trying to navigate through completely different layouts of their online units. Continue reading iLearn-ing and signposting – the search for pattern
Professor James Dalziel used his Australian Teaching and Learning Council National Teaching Fellowship Success factors for implementing Learning Design to meet with international experts to develop a new conceptual model for the future of Learning Design, named “The Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design”. Continue reading Success factors for implementing learning design