The Left Bank: Developing Reusable Learning Designs

Small development grant awarded to develop reusable learning objects

Philippa Butler and I have been awarded a small grant for a project entitled ‘The Left Bank: Developing a Collection of Reusable Learning Designs for Stream’. This is a small FIET grant (Funds for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching) which is held annually at Massey University as a competitive bidding for learning and teaching focused initiatives.

Building on earlier UK-JISC funded around the DiAL-e work, we will produce a significant range of reusable learning objects or ‘learning designs’ in easily accessible forms that can be downloaded by academics onto their computers. Staff can then edit, repurpose and upload the learning design to their collaborative learning environment. The institutional context means we will focus on Moodle but the application is much broader. The learning designs, suitable for re-purposing across all disciplines, will be made available in PowerPoint or simple HTML web packages (eXe Editor). Based on the DiAL-e Framework learning designs they will embed professional development guidance as to their opportunities for reuse.

Author: Simon Paul Atkinson

30 Years as an academic practitioner, educational developer, educational technologist, e-learning researcher, strategic advisor. Simon is now an Educational Strategst and Consultant. Experienced presenter and workshop facilitator. Formerly the Head of Learning Design at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Previous roles included Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning (BPP University), Academic Developer (London School of Economics), Director of Teaching and Learning (Massey University - College of Education), Head of Centre for Learning Development (University of Hull), Academic Developer (Open University UK)

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