CTLT provides design services related to projects to develop online learning resources for students. In our context this is referred to as Learning Resource Design. Instructional Design services are available in the context of Distance and Blended Learning.
What is Learning Design?
It is the design of a learning experience to address an expressed or defined challenge or problem and is guided by pre-determined learning objectives or intentions. It involves consideration of the actions that learners may take in order to learn and design decisions are based on current knowledge about how people learn. Like all design processes, it is not linear, it is messy and involves trying things out, seeing what works, making alterations, and re-working. A key component is feedback and dialogue at every step in the process. Coming up with ways to represent the design ideas (or skeleton frameworks for discussion) are essential to the conversation. A good learning design is flexible, re-usable and adaptable to a variety of learning preferences. More...
Learning Design Process
Although the specifics would be worked out in the context of the project and collaborators, the learning design process typically passes through a variety of stages, each with it's own activities and feedback cycles. A typical approach include the following phases (which may overlap):
- planning: project and resources are defined
- design: prototypes are drafted and feedback cycles are initiated.
- development: decisions are made and a working model is developed.
- launch: design evaluated by users
- refine: feedback reviewed and revisions are initiated
- Digital Tattoo Project
- Process documentation: Anatomy of a Learning Design Project
- Learning Commons: Student Toolkits
- Process documentation:Just Do It: Confessions from a Student-Led Project
How Do I Access Services?
Contact us and we can arrange for an initial consultation to discuss you project with you.