Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsDR CHIE ADACHI: Well done on working through the first week of this course. I hope you have come to the end of this week with lots of new ideas about the diverse needs of online learners and what possibilities digital learning creates for them. I'm also interested in what your experience has been as a learner in this course. So please share your thoughts with me and the rest of our learning community in the comments. Next week, we'll build on what we've covered so far by looking at approaches that make sure we put learners at the centre of our practice. And we will do this by investigating what role design thinking, service design and teams play in digital education.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsWe'll also hear more stories from practitioners actively engaged in the transformation of digital learning to help us unpack the complex, multi-disciplinary, and team-based nature of premium digital learning design and practice. As has been the theme this week, collaborating and learning with others will continue to play an important role in extending our thinking. So please stay tuned and join in for the next week's exciting week of learning.

What's on for next week?

Next week, we’ll dive deeper into the key elements of design to help us answer the big question: ‘How do we transform the future practice of digital learning?’

This week we met some diverse, global digital learners and explored the changing landscape of education and what this means for the future of digital learning.

In Week 2, we’ll spend more time thinking about learner-centred approaches to designing learning (experiences) for these learners and how, as professional digital learning practitioners, we can most effectively leverage the affordances of digital technologies.

Building on this, we’ll look at the notion of service design as a framework that allows us to map the full journey of learners, identify gaps or potential problems and how to solve these by drawing on the diverse skills and expertise of different types of digital learning professionals.

Your professional practice plan

Throughout Week 2, you’ll have further opportunities to reflect on your current practice and produce a professional practice plan to inform your ongoing development as a digital learning expert.

This activity will bring together all your learning throughout this course by prompting you to consider how you can apply the theories and frameworks we’ve covered in ways relevant to your own professional context.

The purpose of this plan is to guide, improve and – perhaps even – transform your future digital learning practice in tangible, practical ways.

Your task

Given what’s on offer, what are you most looking forward to learning next week?

Use the comments to discuss what you’re looking forward to and why.

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Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design

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