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Learning Design

University of Leicester via EMMA

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Learning design focuses on the activities and resources that help learners achieve course outcomes. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) describes a new approach to designing for learning to help educators/designers create courses, face-to-face, blended, online and/or for a mobile learning context. The aim is to guide the making of pedagogically effective design decisions and the appropriate use of digital technologies.

You will need 3-4 hours per week to work your way through the course. You can use the additional readings and resources within some units to expand upon the topic if you find it especially interesting or pertinent to your needs.

Throughout this course, peer-support will be crucial. Please participate and comment on the work of other students. Let others know that you are there! Two main tools will be used for communication:

CONVERSATIONS section at the bottom of each page, where you can post comments and reply to others.
Blogs, which are available within the EMMA platform and will be used to document your learning.


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