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Design thinking practice

In recent years, design thinking has been a much-hyped way of solving complex problems across a variety of fields – but how can we apply these principles to digital learning? …

Who is learning and why?

In an increasingly complex, fast-paced and digital world, who is learning online and why? As we discussed in the previous step, there are a number of reasons more and more …

Learning community and teaching team

Digital learning initiatives require a range of experts and professionals to come together. As part of the delivery in a collaborative teaching environment, different people take on the roles of …

Further learning with Deakin

Thank you for participating in Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design. We hope you enjoyed this course and found these learning materials – and the opportunity to be …

Your professional practice plan

In this course we’ve explored some of the key issues, trends and theories transforming the future of digital learning. Now it’s time to consider how you will apply these to …

Digital learning: bringing it all together

We’ve come so far learning about digital learning as a community. Let’s bring it all together. The big question we set out to answer at the beginning of this course …

Evaluating innovative practices

As a digital learning practitioner, you may have heard the saying ‘pedagogy before technology’. So how do we know whether technology is serving us well for enhanced online learning? In …

Educators as curators

In networked learning, educators are no longer the sole source or providers of knowledge but rather, work as guides or curators of learning. A traditional view of educators as a …

Networked practice

As part of their networked practice, digital learning practitioners often wear multiple hats, cross boundaries and perform complex knowledge work to bring about the best outcomes for learners. Earlier, we …

Education as a service

The affordances provided by the digital have largely enhanced services in many aspects of our lives. Online services such AirBnB and Uber are well-known examples of how service design has …

Teaching as a design science

Given that connection is everywhere and networks can be formed in various ways, how do we design for optimal online learning? Unlike face-to-face classrooms where verbal and located cues can …

What’s service got to do with learning?

According to Stickdorn and Schneider (2012), ‘when you have two coffee shops right next to each other, and each sells the exact same coffee at the exact same price, service …

Welcome back

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 …

Can learning be designed?

Some say that learning itself cannot be designed, but can only be designed for. Last week, we looked at Siemen’s work on Connectivism. This theory proposes that people constantly (re)create …

On the go with mobile

With access to the internet, more people are learning on the go – in places and at times that suit them. Think back to Susanna from South Africa who we …