The Third* International Learning Design Challenge has been on for a more than a week now. This Challenge is about understanding the impact of taking teaching and learning activities online and it is being organised in collaboration between London Knowledge Lab, Creative Digital Solutions, MirandaNet and Hands-On-ICT project.
In the first week, which started on 3 November, the participants (about 150 people from all over the world have signed-up to our third Challenge!) were invited to share ideas about the topic or issue they want to focus on during the Challenge by adding a note to the ‘Challenge Themes’ Padlet Wall. Our Wall is a very long one:
In the first week the participants had also a chance to ‘play’ with the Learning Designer tool and think about the ways in which it can be used to support learning design in participants’ own particular context.
The image below shows the learning design for the week 1 of the Challenge, and if you are interested in the details of the design follow this link – it will take you directly to the Learning Designer.
During this week, we will be reflecting on what makes a good design. The participants will be introduced to the ‘rubric’ for guiding designs and feedback. The deadline for submitting finished learning designs is next Monday (17th) and this Thursday, from 13:00 – 14:30, we will be holding a live “surgery” i.e. a discussion where the participants can bring their learning design for advice – like going to the doctor’s surgery or consultation room.
If you want to join the Challenge, you can still sign up here: http://www. coursesites.com/s/_LDC
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*Earlier this year, as part of the Building Community Knowledge project funded by ESRC, we ran two International Learning Design Challenges: ‘Creating a library of One Hundred Learning Designs in 5 days‘ and ‘Reviewing Learning Designs’ – The format of the International Challenge proved to be very successful: both very popular among the teaching community and resulting in deep learning as evidenced by our research and evaluation findings (evaluation report will be published soon, so do follow us to get the updates)