Learning Design Challenge #16: Planning A Gamification Project

Learning Design Challenge #16: Planning A Gamification Project
Description Gamification projects are often an interesting mix of pedagogy, instructional design, game design, and development methodology. Our traditional design experience is expanded to address development methodologies as well. This layering of perspectives and interests can either enrich the environment or make it unnecessarily complex. We also tend to end up either with great games and ...

Learning Design Challenge #15: Road Trip in a Car

Learning Design Challenge #15: Road Trip in a Car
Description Today, I’d like for us to design something that is both fun and familiar, so let’s talk about a trip in the car with other people. That’s right, I’m talking about the proverbial road trip. A phenomenon enabled by the invention (and continued evolution) of the automobile and fueled, at least in the U.S., ...

Learning Design Challenge #13: A Reading Assignment

Learning Design Challenge #13: A Reading Assignment
Description Here is another, more traditional Learning Environment Modeling (LEM) task: design a good reading assignment. We’ve all been on the receiving end of these assigning, everything from “Read pages X through Y in your textbooks,” to “Can you take a look at that article and provide a briefing for the team at the meeting ...

Learning Design Challenge #11: Your Ideal Meeting Agenda

Learning Design Challenge #11: Your Ideal Meeting Agenda
Description For anyone who works in an organization with more than 3 people, meetings are likely obligatory. They are definitely important learning environments within any organizations. And, in the time-honored tradition, whenever these meetings are more formal or more fomally organized, they are inevitably accompanied by an agenda. If you’ve managed many meetings, particularly the ...

Learning Design Challenge #10: Sharing Individual Content via Community Portfolios

Learning Design Challenge #10: Sharing Individual Content via Community Portfolios
Description One of the more interesting learning environments made popular through the evolution fo the Internet is the “content sharing environment.” Within a learning context, this type of environment often involves having participants create content of come kind and then share that work with a larger learning community as part of a prescribed activity. This type ...

Learning Design Challenge #9: Instructor Feedback in an Online Group Activity

Learning Design Challenge #9: Instructor Feedback in an Online Group Activity
Description This design challenge is in honor of the collaborative ILED learning design studio session yesterday (6-9-16) on feedback. In that session, the group designed an extended group activity course lesson around a group project in a hybrid or flipped environment. The sequence included collaborative requirements gathering, the actual project presentation, and feedback throughout the process. ...