Learning Design Challenge #25: The Discussion Prompt

Learning Design Challenge #25: The Discussion Prompt
Description Eons ago, when someone mentioned having a class discussion, the context for the discussion was the physical classroom and the options for execution were either to use small groups or to engage the entire class in synchronous conversation. Today, both the contexts and delivery options for course discussions have grown considerably. In addition, the advent ...

Learning Design Challenge #23: The Introduction

Learning Design Challenge #23: The Introduction
Description For many, the introduction to a lesson/meeting/project/course etc. is almost a throwaway. We’ve either done it so many times before, or we’ve spent all  of our time thinking about the core content and designate on the minimum effort for the actual introduction. Whatever the case, I’m convinced the introduction is one of the most ...

Learning Design Challenge #22: The Brainstorming Session

Learning Design Challenge #22: The Brainstorming Session
Description One of the most common activities in organizations involves putting a bunch of people in a room and asking them to “brainstorm” about an idea or project. The style of these sessions can range from unstructured and informal with no tools, to highly structured planning activities with prescribed processes and outcomes. Today’s challenge asks, ...

Learning Design Challenge #19: Lesson in a Bottle

Learning Design Challenge #19: Lesson in a Bottle
Description This challenge is inspired by the many great lessons and memes instructors have created in recent years that remain floating in the open Internet, just waiting to be discovered by some lucky traveler on the learning highway. I call these “lessons in a bottle.” I’m talking about things like Growth Mindset Memes, DS106, and The ...