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In this video, Dr Chie Adachi introduces the concepts of learning design, design thinking, service design and team practice in digital learning.

This week, we’ll explore the notion of ‘design’ as an integral part of digital learning and practice.

In particular, we’ll focus on design thinking and service design. This includes ideas such as empathy and service in the design process and the central role of the people (ie digital learners and learning practitioners) who make significant contributions to transformative experiences and practices through digital learning.

You’ll also have the opportunity to produce your own professional practice plan. This activity will prompt you to reflect on what you’ve learnt in this course and provide a guide for your future practice.

Collaborative learning – peer review

After producing your plan, you’ll be invited to share your work with others by participating in a peer review activity (Step 2.10).

This activity will allow you to receive constructive feedback on your own plan and provide feedback on other learners’ plans.

As we’ll discover throughout this week, collaboration is key to transformative practice. This peer-review activity is one example of how we can engage with others’ perspectives, convert theory into practice and use collaboration to facilitate connections that enable transformation to occur.

Your task

Watch the video from Chie to find out more about what we’ll be covering in Week 2.

Given the focus this week, let’s start by considering the terms ‘transformation’ and ‘innovation’ in the context of digital learning.

These buzz words are often thrown around in our field (especially in relation to technological advancement), but what do they mean to you? Are there any differences between them? If so, what are they?

Start the week by using the comments to discuss your thoughts.

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