10 - 16 January 2013
Twitter hashtag: #oldsmooc_w1
Welcome to the first week of the OLDS-MOOC! This week will be led by Dr Yishay Mor of the Open University and Simon Walker and Peter Bryant from the University of Greenwich. In this first week we will focus on getting to know each other, and forming ideas and study groups around those ideas. During this week, committed participants will also initiate their own learning or curriculum design project in their domain of practice. This project will provide an opportunity to apply and use principles, representations and methodologies that they encounter through the MOOC. In the spirit of constructionism (learning by doing/ learning by design) we will not tell you what learning design is, instead you will explore definitions of learning design and begin to identify how it relates to other fields of educational research. You will explore the links and distinctions between Curriculum Design, Learning Design, Instructional Design, and Educational Design Research, and begin to identify some of the grand challenges of using a learning design approach to the design of learning in the 21st century.
1. Begin by watching the video introduction to this week (on this page) (5 mins) (Download the video transcript)
2. Introduce yourself and say what you want to get out of this MOOC
3. Set up your personal workspace
4. Set your personal learning objectives for the week.
5a. View and discuss the presentation introducing learning design for the OLDS MOOC
5b. Dreambazaar: share your ideas for a learning design project, and review your peer's ideas.
6. Team up! form a team for your learning design project.
7. Find (or start) a study circle. Look at other group projects, find similarities, and form study groups of 2-3 projects. You could set up a Study Group Cloudscape to collate your activity, or use another tool like Google Groups or Facebook - it's up to you!
9. Learning design brainstorm. In this activity you will begin to explore the scope of what is meant by learning design. Seek out descriptions and examples and bring them back to share with others on the learning design Mind Map by adding nodes, links and comments.
11. Reflect. Post an entry to your learning journal, reflecting on the first week, identifying progress and next steps (15 mins). Refer to the objectives you set for yourself in the beginning of the week. Share your post to the "reflect" couldscape, review others', and apply for your first badge! You can also give the course team and facilitators feedback using the course feedback form.
By completing Week 1 you should be eligible for the '1 Week' OLDS MOOC Badge. Click the badge for more information.
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