Learning Designer?

“In order for technology to enhance learning in classrooms, teachers need to be involved in its design. In this way technology and teaching can evolve together to improve productivity and efficiency.” So says the opening sentence of the webpage for the Learning Designer (LDSE) project. The project is part of the TEL programme and is led by Professor Diana Laurillard at the Institute of Education, London.

“The LDSE project is building software to engage university teachers in the design of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) which is informed by pedagogic research and appropriate theories of teaching and learning. The software will also allow lecturers to build their professional knowledge collaboratively, through sharing their learning designs and contributing to the LDSE’s collection of reference material and resources.”

Can software help you plan teaching? Would this be useful here? Would you use something like this to plan your teaching? Do you think your colleagues would?

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