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Applying a Force Map to My Learning Design Context

Three years ago, I had never heard the term Learning Design. Three years ago, I was just planning an online tool to make life a bit easier for online language programs and learners in Manitoba. This blog post is a quick background on our technology development context and the forces at play when developing an […]

Lines of Desire, Learner Agency and The Fork in the Road. Week 2: Inquire (#oldsmooc)

This week 2: Inquire (#oldsmooc) introduced the importance of understanding learner context to inform learning design. Several tools: Scenario Based Design, Force Maps and personas, Ecology of Resources, and Lattice Model (left out of the activities) were introduced as mechanisms to help learning designers connect to the motivations and goals of anticipated participants. The purpose of these models is to help […]