Using the learning designer to develop a conceptual framework for linking learning design tools and systems

Matt Bower, Brock Craft, Diana Laurillard, Liz Masterman

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    This paper outlines a pedagogical rationale for a new range of analytic features within learning platforms such as LAMS and Moodle, based on the Learning Designer tool. The new tool could bring new elements into contemporary learning platforms, such as the pedagogical approach, type of thinking engaged, and the optimal allocation of learner and teacher time. The opportunity to express learning designs in these terms would encourage teacher-designers to focus on the pedagogically pertinent aspects of their learning designs and increase the level of analytic support available to them. The approach proposes a common conceptual framework for learning design, complementing the common technical specification pioneered by IMS LD, and would enable a different type of interoperability between learning platforms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International LAMS & Learning Design Conference 2011
    Subtitle of host publicationLearning design for a changing world
    EditorsL. Cameron, J. Dalziel
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherLAMS Foundation
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational LAMS & Learning Design Conference (6th : 2011) - Sydney
    Duration: 8 Dec 20119 Dec 2011


    ConferenceInternational LAMS & Learning Design Conference (6th : 2011)

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    Copyright 2011 Matt Bower, Brock Craft, Diana Laurillard & Liz Masterman. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


    • LDSE
    • Learning Designer
    • LAMS
    • Moodle
    • learning design
    • analysis
    • teacher development
    • interoperability


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