In this workshop you will work in a small team to design a collaborative online learning activity. You will have the opportunity learn about the principles involved, experiment with tools that can help you structure and analyse your ideas and learn from case studies of successful activities tried and tested on Open University modules. At the end of the workshop you will have produced an initial design which you can then develop further to be used in your online teaching activities.
The workshop is being offered as part of the Metis Project (http://www.metis-project.org/), and it is one of three pilot workshops being run across different educational sectors across Europe. You will use several paper-prototyping tools and the Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE), a bespoke environment for the co-design of learning, developed by the Metis Project. The ILDE aims to support practitioners in completing the "learning design" lifecycle from conceptualising designs to deploying them in virtual learning environments (VLEs) for enactment and eventual redesign. In particular, you will use WebCollage, an online tool specifically designed to assist you in creating collaborative learning activities ready to run in a VLE.
Please keep in mind that this is a pilot workshop and the ILDE is a prototype. We look forward to your critical feedback in assisting the project to further improve the production of this prototype into a working system.
Other resources used in this workshop are available from a pilot version of the ILDE: http://ilde.upf.edu/ou/v/b37 .