Toledo, 15 Sept. 2015
This is the sixth workshop in the MOOC design patterns project series, conducted in collaboration with MOOCs & co.
It will be held as a one day pre-conference event at EC TEL 2015.
The workshop is free for EC-TEL attendees, and is open to others for a modest fee. Please see the EC-TEL registration page for details. We will be handing out MOOC design kits to registered participants, so please register here:
Places are limited! Please register to ensure you participation (link to EventBrite)!
This workshop will guide participants in the process of designing a MOOC using Design Scenarios, Narratives and Patterns (SNaP). The workshop uses an enhanced version of the Learning Design Studio methodology, which was originally conceived by one of the authors as a format for teacher training and has since been developed as a framework for blended an online courses, and professional development workshops. This methodology has been further developed by the Metis project (http://metis-project.org/), which has also developed the ILDE as a platform to support it (http://ilde.upf.edu/). The workshop will use the ILDE as a workbench, and utilize the resources developed by the 'MOOC Design Patterns' project (http://www.moocdesign.cde.london.ac.uk/).
The workshop promotes a learning design mindset - encouraging educators to focus on the change they wish to instigate, rather than the content they need to deliver. It builds on the methodology and tools developed by Metis - a European Life-long learning project which brought together some of the leaders in the field of learning design in Europe, to promote a design approach to educational practice in a variety of sectors (HE, FE, Vocational). It makes extensive use of the University of London’s MOOC Design Patterns project, which brought together a variety of MOOC design experts and guided them in articulating, sharing, scrutinizing and refining their knowledge. This knowledge will now be made available to workshop participants in an accessible and applicable form.
The workshop will be based on the Learning Design Studio format and its manifestation in Metis learning design cycle (http://metis-project.org/resources/METISlifecycle.pdf) and the Metis learning design workshop methodology, activities and resources (http://metis-project.org/resources/deliverables/METIS_D3-3.pdf). A variant of this methodology, known as the Learning Design Studio (http://www.yishaymor.org/lds) was used in the past as the basis for the Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (http://www.olds.ac.uk/) and the HandsonICT MOOCs for teacher professional development (http://handsonict.eu/).
This is an active, collaborative, project-based workshop. Participants will work on the design of a MOOC (or other educational experience) which they define, in their area of expertise. They will define the objectives of their MOOC and the evaluation criteria for its success. They will then describe their learners and the context in which they operate. Next, they will consider examples of educational practices which they find inspiring. Based on the outcomes of this inquiry, they will conceptualise and prototype their own MOOC. Finally, they will evaluate this design and reflect on the process.
We will share dreams and form groups of common interest:
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