“Move-it-Online” starts soon

Our 3rd International Learning Design Challenge: “Move-it-Online”, led by Professor Diana Laurillard, will start on 30 October 2014. The Challenge is organised in collaboration with MirandaNet and Hand-On-ICT project.

It is on open MOOC-like event for all who are interested in understanding the impact of taking teaching and learning activities online. The aim is to provide ways of describing and sharing most effective teaching ideas, especially those that illustrate ‘pedagogically purposeful uses of technology for learning’.

As learning designers we will collaborate and build together how to take teaching and learning online. Our “Move-it Online” challenge will provide designing, sharing and peer feedback opportunities about how to deliver online learning experiences.

The event will introduce the Learning Designer, a simple web interface that enables the user to browse learning designs for selected learning outcomes, topics and activities. It is possible to search for designs, review designs and adapt designs and create your own design. The focus of the learning designs will be around technology, in particular activity designs that make better use of their VLEs, learning designs for delivering online learning experiences and teaching ICT in a broad sense e.g. TEL, digital literacies, Computer Science and e-safety. The challenge gives all participants hands-on access to the design tool, with guided activities in browsing, designing and sharing designs.

During the challenge there will be opportunities for the participants to comment on the design of the Course Resource Appraisal Model (CRAM) tool and to make suggestions for changes, critique existing designs, and develop your own designs and experiment with resources and cost modelling when moving from face-to-face to online teaching.

How to join?

You can signup directly for the challenge: http://www.coursesites.com/s/_LDC

What will you get out of the 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 on this event. But there is some hard work to be done to get them. Are you up for the “Move-It-Online” challenge!!!

The outline of  the Challenge

  • 30th October for introductions and starter packs with your plan for each week. The challenge will finish on December 1st. From 3rd November Each week will have at least one live event that you can participate in.
  • Live events all start at 1:00 pm (UK time): November 3rd, 10th, 17th,21st,24th and December 1st
  • Live discussion forum Thursday 13th November (details to follow)
  • Add to your open Mozilla Badges: Move-It-Online Designer, Move-It-Online Experimenter, Duo Move-It-Online and Move It-Online discussion Champion
  • Badges will only be awarded to those who complete their designs, feedback, surveys and are active contributors to the discussions.
  • On Thursday 13th November we will run live discussion forums. The details of the times of these forums etc. will be made available closer to the time of the event.
    • “Moving my learning activities online (and using a VLE)”: All about designing and things to think about when going online.
    • TEL: Technology Enhanced Learning
    • Digital literacies
    • E-safety
    • Computer Science

Who is the Challenge for?

This challenge is open to all participants who deliver education to all sectors both formal and informal, so for example:

  • 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 a lots of blended learning and I want to take this opportunity to get some feedback from my peers;
  • I do a 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…


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