The aim of this session at the RIDE 2015 conference is to give you an opportunity to use design patterns as design prompts for developing a [Massive] Open Online Course.
In the session you will:
- hear about the MOOC design patterns project, including the underlying
Participatory Patterns Workshop approach;
- build your own design scenario around a potential MOOC project;
- access MOOC design patterns to address the challenges in
building your MOOC;
- explore, use and contribute to the "Integrated Learning DesignEnvironment" (ILDE) support tool created by the METIS project.
The rapid design cycle:
This session will access online materials but non-digital materials (papers, pens and post-its) will also be available.
Timings for the session:
In advance - setting up two accounts:
- It would be useful if you can create an account on the ILDE environment at http://ilde.upf.edu/moocs
- This will allow you to browse and comment on the project design patterns, narratives and scenarios online, and you can even add your own if you wish.
- We are also suggesting the use of 'Popplet' for carrying out an online design activity. You can create an account here http://popplet.com/
Activity 1 - 10 minutes
- Icebreaker - sketch your dream MOOC - show to others near you, match up with someone and create a small team or pair (you can take a photo to upload into the ILDE later)
Activity 2 - 10 minutes
- Create your micro design scenario using the following headings:
- Name - what's your MOOC called?
- Where, Who?
- How ?- what are the major challenges you face?
- Success? - how will you know that your efforts were successful?
Actvity 3 - 5 minutes
Activity 4 - 30-40 minutes
- 'How to Ruin a MOOC'
- Make a bullet point list of five ways you could ruin your MOOC.
- Discuss with at least one set of neighbours.
- Adjust the challenges in your micro scenario accordingly (these bullets should have helped you focus your refine your challenges).
- Explore the design pattern library and choose those that seem relevant to your design.
- The list of design patterns is located here.
- Choose the design patterns that fit with your MOOC design challenge. Map/link together the set of design patterns that work for your MOOC project (as outlined in the micro design scenario).
- Create a micro design statement - see an example here
- Are there design areas that are missing? Maybe you can suggest a potential pattern?
- Comment on the patterns. What would make them better?
- We are suggesting 'Popplet' as an online tool for carrying out this design activity. You can create an account here http://popplet.com/ (you can also use paper if you prefer).
- The use of tools like Popplet and Padlet are captured in one of the project design patterns - Sharing Wall
Activity 5 - 10 minutes
We have attempted a rapid design process used design patterns. Let's take a moment to reflect on the process of using design patterns as a design tool/scaffold/prompt.
- Feedback on your MOOC design process.
- What was good?
- What could be better?
- If I had one suggestion it would be ...