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Friday 28th November 2014 1:30-4:00
What the Research Says Event: Designing a MOOC

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MirandaNetter from Pakistan visits England

Lubna Bashir Malik enjoyed a full programme of school visits and workshops when she visited England in October. Lubna, an Educational Technology Trainer from the City School System in Lahore, Pakistan, enjoyed her experience. "This was a great learning experience for me to take back to Pakistan where using technology in education creates a buzz. I feel interacting with different learning communities not only helps us to exchange ideas but it also brings us nearer to sharing thinking patterns. I learnt much from the What the Research Says session at the London Knowledge Lab about the potential and impact of Technology Enhanced Learning(TEL) and about the potential of partnerships between practitioners, industry and the research community. Although teachers are the main force in creating a meaningful learning environment I realised that building a social capital network will enable them not only to keep pace with the change but also to be the source of change. The second session at the LKL about planning lessons and courses with pedagogy in mind opened a wide array of perspectives within my own context and for education in Pakistan also."

Find out more about the next What the Research Says session in our diary.

Third International Learning Design Challenge: Move-It-Online

Please join us for our Third International Learning Design Challenge: Move-It-Online

Led by Professor Diana Laurillard from The London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education in collaboration with Building Community Knowledge, MirandaNet, Creative Digital Solutions and Hands-ON ICT project.

The Aim

Our 3rd online International Learning Design Challenge is about understanding the impact of taking teaching and learning activities online. We will provide ways of describing and planning effective teaching ideas, especially those that illustrate ‘pedagogically purposeful uses of technology for learning’. The Challenge is to transfer this to your own optimal way to move it online.

What will you get out of the design challenge?

  1. Free CPD
  2. Collaborating with others on a learning design challenge that is useful to you
  3. Learning from your peers while contributing to changing and reshaping education that has international potential
  4. Experimenting with our international learning design tool
  5. Experimenting with our CRAM tool
  6. Contributing to international community knowledge about teaching with technology
  7. Being part of a MOOC
  8. Getting “Badged” recognised: There are up to 4 badges for this event. But there is some hard work to be done to get them. Are you up for the “move-it online” challenge!!!

Who should do the challenge?
This challenge is open to all participants who deliver education to all sectors both formal and informal, so for example why you might join the challenge:

  • I never use any technology in my classroom to teach and I would like to think about designing an activity that I could use with some learning experiences I have in mind;
  • I would like to try to bring a particular experience of using technology in the classroom to help with a particular learning experience;
  • I have never taken any activity online and would like to design an activity and get feedback about this;
  • I do lots of blended learning and I want to take this opportunity to get some feedback from my peers;
  • I do lots of blended learning and I want to take this opportunity to share some of my experiences through the learning designer and CRAM tool and get some feedback from my peers;
  • I do lots of online teaching I want to take this opportunity to get some feedback from my peers;
  • I do lots of online designs and I am interested in using the learning designer tool and CRAM tool and getting feedback from my peers;
  • I am an instructional designer and work with teachers to take their courses online and I would like see how/if these tools can help me;
  • The challenge sounds interesting and I would like to experiment and find out more …
  • I just like learning about new things…

To sign up and find out more

The Challenge

Our Move-it Online challenge is to invite you to design and plan for the optimal use of learning technology in your own context, with the help of two new tools for teachers:

  1. the Learning Designer, for designing, sharing and reviewing learning experiences that may be conventional, blended, or wholly online;
  2. the Course Resource Appraisal Model (CRAM), for planning and estimating the learning benefits and teaching costs for a session or module, that may be conventional, blended, or wholly online.

Overview of the Schedule

Starts 30th October for introductions and starter packs with your plan for each week
Live online events from 1:00-1:45 pm (UK time): November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 21st, 24th and December 1st
Live online discussion forums from 1 pm Thursday 13th November from 1:00 pm
Up to 4 open badges: Move-It-Online Designer, Move-It-Online Experimenter, Duo Move-It-Online and Move-It-Online Discussion Champion 

We hope you can join us on our 'Move-It-Online' challenge.

Any questions/comments about the event email us or send a tweet.

Best wishes from the Learning Designs Team

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