Q&A – how BLE was designed

The question and answer below get to the heart of how this MOOC was designed. As we learn about BLE on this MOOC, we are able to learn a great deal from the examples of good design presented to us as well as the in-course communication practice. I am interested that the underpinning pedagogy is social constructivist and look forward to finding out more about Neil Morris’s team at Leeds University.

Zac Woolfitt

Really enjoying the course thank you.

1) Is there information available about the process you have gone through as a group to build and develop this MOOC?
2) Is there a Blue print that can be shared regarding how you have structuerd, thought through and constructed the learning units, based on specific learning theories and models?
3) Do you plan to share any data collected from the student interactions and learning at a later stage?


Hi Zac – thanks for the positive feedback.
1. We follow a curriculum design process for all MOOC developments – you can see a bit about my team here: http://digitallearning.leeds.ac.uk/moocs/. The design process was very collaborative, involving Diana and I, educators from our partners (e.g FE colleges, learners, practitioners etc.) and our course design and production team.
2. We follow a social constructivist approach to curriculum design for our online courses, trying to ensure a good balance between didactic content and active learning for participants.
3. Yes, we will be publishing reports about the courses in due course.




How Google Classroom can be used for blended learning

I chanced on this video through a tweet I read. I think this is an interesting example showing that Google Classroom can be used alongside Sharepoint and/or VLEs. So retweeted to #FLble1 – very relevant to Week 3, I think.