I am doing a presentation on the LDSE for the JISC curriculum design strand which is also open to others if they are interested. So if you are, here are the details and how to sign up.
The Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) Project is working with practising teachers to research, and co-construct, an interactive Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) to scaffold teachers’ decision-making from basic planning to creative TEL design. The LDSE captures and represents a user’s learning design (at module and session level), structuring the user input so that it is amenable to analysis (in terms of learning experience and teaching time), and can also be adopted and adapted by others. Key areas the LDSE is investigating include:
- Forms of representation of learning designs
- An ontology for learning design
- Designing at Module and Session levels
- Importing and adapting an existing design
- Selecting from existing teaching-learning activities
- Editing the properties of TLAs
- Extensive advice and guidance
- Analysis of teaching costs and learning benefits
- Sharing specific and generic patterns
- Exporting a design to an institutional format
This session will provide a tour of the latest version of the LDSE highlighting the features italicised above, and allow time for discussion around the many areas where the interest of the LDSE and the Curriculum design projects align. In particular:
1. How we model principles in educational design – What important principles do you use to support the learning design process?
2. Guidelines and toolkits for staff – Could the LDSE tools support or work alongside tools being developed by projects?
3. Joining up systems – Can our inputs and outputs work together? How do we join up institution-level business processes with learning-level design?
4. Taking things forward – How can LDSE support and inform the work of the CDD programme? And vice versa?
Further information about the LDSE project: www.ldse.org.uk
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