Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Learning Design SIG Workshop Day Program – Sunday, 27 November, 2016

Design, Develop, Implement: A Team-Based Approach to Learning Design


In complex organizations like universities, the ways in which faculties and disciplines integrate technology into their curricula is far from consistent, with the quality of the outcomes varying considerably. The reasons for this include the diverse learning and teaching needs in faculties, the variety of pedagogical traditions in disciplines, and also the lack of accessible learning design processes for academic and professional staff. This raises significant challenges but also offers opportunities to review existing practices to inform future developments using design patterns for learning with technology as a lever.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce a learning design process, namely the Design, Develop, Implement (DDI), which supports curriculum development at program level underpinned by design thinking principles. All sub-sessions in the workshop will be hands on, using open space technologies and practices as well as putting in action the idea of Dotmocracy. The workshop will be of interest to both academic and professional staff interested in introducing learning design for curriculum development in their institutions. (Learn more about DDI here).


Dr Panos Vlachopoulos, is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Learning Innovations in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. He studied Philosophy and Pedagogy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, followed by an M.Ed in E-learning from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Education (Online Pedagogy) from the University of Aberdeen. His areas of expertise include online tutoring, the facilitation of student-driven learning, and the development of academic staff capabilities for teaching online. He has international experience of online learning design, teaching and research in technology-enhanced learning from diverse educational contexts such as universities in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Greece.

Full Program

You will find the full program here.

Time and Place

The LD-SIG workshop will be held in the Jeffrey Smart Building, 217/243 Hindley Street at UniSA City West Campus, Adelaide, SA 5000 from 9am – 4pm. Please consult signage on arrival or ask registration for the room number.

This workshop takes place on the same day as ALASI.  ALASI is listed on the ASCILITE2016 registration page as a pre-conference workshop. Further information on ALASI is available here.

Cost & Registration

The cost for the full day is just $30 and you can register here. This low rate covers the cost of catering only and it is made possible through SIG funds provided to SIGs by ASCILITE.

Please note that the LD-SIG workshop registration is separate to ALASI and ASCILITE2016.  If you have already registered for ALASI but would like to attend the LD-SIG workshop instead, please email Tim Rogers at ALASI.

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