Learning Design Challenge #23: The Introduction

Learning Design Challenge #23: The Introduction


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 underutilized and under-designed elements in learning environment models.

Having said that, I am already beginning to wonder what the ideal introduction might look like. How would/could we improve on it? How can we make it truly relevant and meaningful?

With that context, here’s today’s learning design challenge. Design your ideal introduction to a lesson/meeting/project/course etc.

Here are some questions to consider.

  1. What is your desired experience for this activity?
  2. What are you really hoping to accomplish (goal) with the introduction?
  3. Will you incorporate learner agency into your design?
  4. What are some possible constraints for this design?

Design Constraints

Time to Design: <15 min.
Context: Any
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: 3
Hashtag: #DailyLEM23
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