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 […]

Personal:Learning :: Environment:Design

Did the title capture your attention? I thought the audience of #oldsmooc might appreciate a little logical analogy.  However, this blog is not a proof, so much as an exploration of my current understanding of learning design (an activity in Week 1: Initiate).  Suggested readings can be found in BibSonomy. In many of these suggested readings, I […]

Storming…Week 1 in #oldsmooc

The weather in Winnipeg matches my navigation of Week 1 of the Open Learning Design MOOC: periods of snow (low -21C/high -10c), windchill warning, blizzard clearing overnight, sunny, sunny.  I realize I have just walked into a Canadian cliche of talking about the weather.  I am (in part) a product of my environment and with some application […]