Webinar: Learning Design Research – Continuing the Discourse
The following webinar, presented on 24 October 2017, explored the challenges of collaboration, distribution and re-usability of learning designs and posited that addressing these challenges may constitute a first step towards the future development of agreed Learning Design methodologies.
Learning Design is an evolving field of research and practice associated with many definitional variations and unique concepts. Nevertheless, among the Australian Learning Design community, there seems to exist a general agreement that Learning Design (LD) is primarily about the generation and study of design ideas, the efficacy of their capturing, sharing and re-usability. What is missing is an agreement on a set of LD Methodologies, which can assist with some of the most challenging issues of LD research and practice. This webinar explores the challenges of collaboration, distribution and re-usability of learning designs. We argue that addressing these challenges may constitute a first step towards the future development of agreed LD methodologies.
Associate Professor Eva Dobozy is the Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University, leading program and pedagogical innovations and the development of templatable learning designs for reuse in a variety of disciplines, which she refers to as ‘blue print designs’ or ‘transdisciplinary pedagogical templates’ (TPTs). She is currently the Vice-President of the Western Australian Institute of Educational Research, the Australian representative and executive member of the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM) and the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia. Furthermore, Associate Professor Dobozy is the co-founder and leader of the ASCILITE Learning Design SIG.
Associate Professor Panos Vlachopoulos is Associate Dean, Quality and Standards, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University. Panos is an academic educator, with 15 years of international experience in the area of Higher Education Development. He has led large scale curriculum development projects in the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Greece and Australia. He developed a learning design methodology for team-based curriculum design, a framework for reflection in professional learning and has taught for numerous years in areas of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching. Panos is a member of numerous professional organisations (including ASCILITE) and a reviewer for journals in technology-enhanced learning and higher education studies. His current research focuses on online learning design, social network analysis, reflective practice and digital professional skills.
You will find a PDF version of the session slides here.
Related Blog Post
The following blog post on Learning Design was referred to in the webinar: http://blog.ascilite.org/learning-design-not-just-another-buzzword-part-1/