Weekly summary and what's next
It’s a public holiday here in Australia on Monday so I thought I’d post the summary today (Friday)!
In What is educational design? the two most commonly mentioned considerations in the process of planning for a class were learning outcomes and specific needs of different cohorts. Adrian also mentioned that he looks for examples of skills in relevant workplace contexts and implements these into his plans for learning.
In Your learning experience some of the great examples of educational technologies that you shared were Storyline, Qualtrics for quizzes, CatME for teamwork, Clickers, Twine for text adventures and Kahoot, to name a few.
In Resolving competing tensions in design there was some discussion on the three principles of design proposed by (Angelo 2012) with a lot of agreement on the third principle that your course should be able to be taught by your successor.
Constructive alignment always raises some questions around the challenges in constructing learning outcomes and how to go about designing assessments and learning activities to achieve the outcomes. To read what your peers had to say go the discussion on constructive alignment here.
In Week 2, Models, methods and tools for educational design, we explore blended and flipped classroom models and hear from UNSW academics talking about their own experiences. We look forward to seeing you there!
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