The OU Learning Design Initiative (OULDI) started with institutional strategic funding in 2007 and has been funded by JISC under the Curriculum Design programme since September 2008 . Our work is focused around several key questions:
* In what ways can the efficiency and effectiveness of time spent designing learning be improved?
* How can we capture and represent practice (and in particular innovative practice)?
* How can we provide ‘scaffolds’ or support for staff creating learning activities, which draw on good practice and make effective use of tools and pedagogies?
* What does a quality design process look like?
Our aim is to develop and implement a methodology for learning design composed of tools, practice and other innovation that both builds upon, and contributes to, existing academic and practioner research.
Learning Design Focus:
- CompendiumLD: a tool for creating and designing visual representations of a learning design
- Cloudworks: a social networking site for sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas and designs.
- Course Map: a template for creaitng an ‘at a glance’ representation view of a course or module (in paper or Excel formats)
- Pedagogical Features Card Sort : around 45 cards to help module teams decide on and describe their course (available online in Wallwisher or as standard printable cards)
- Pedagogy Profiler : a tool for analysing the distribution of pedagogies used in a module (in paper and Excel formats)
provide links to resources and websites, also on edutechwiki and within the LDGrid portal