Interactive Breakout Session EMP15
Teasing out Agency: Learner-led Curriculum Design
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
Education needs to be ready for action in a new world and be ready to adapt: quickly, fundamentally and often. How can we take user experience into consideration? How can we design learning environments from the point of view of a target audience? Let us discuss how we can develop a new (or improved) curriculum in which student empowerment and ownership are key.
Hogeschool Utrecht, The Netherlands
Learner-led Redesign of the Learning Environment
Rogier Slaman is lecturer Communication at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, where he is involved in both teaching and course development. Rogier has gained experience in professional practice while working for several communication consultancies. For more than ten years, he was employed as communications consultant with knowledge in the areas of media (relations), public relations and digital trends.With his practical experience, Rogier enjoys tutoring students for projects, internships and graduation assignments.
At HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, education and research are closely related. In cooperation with the research group Cross-Media Business and a group of 4 ‘excellent’ students, Rogier Slaman researched the so-called 'user experience' of the electronic learning environment. Based on the research outcomes, they redesigned the electronic learning environment from a ‘target audience (students) point-of-view’.
CREATE 21st century, Austria
“Hold on, Does this Actually Work?” Evaluating eLearnings’ Educational Effectiveness
Michael is head of research, interaction designer and user experience expert at CREATE.21st century.
At CREATE Michael designs and works on new products and services in the area of digital learning technologies and media, Smart City participation tools, approaches, and mobility information services.
Michael got a Ph.D. from Northumbria University, Department of Arts, Design and Social Science, at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is author for several research publications in the area of interaction design research.
Grapple News, USA
Learner-led Confusion: Lessons Learned from User-designed News Platforms Gone Wrong
After a career writing for two of the United States' largest metropolitan daily newspapers, I left the newspaper industry to find a solution to the pervasive fraudulent and misleading content that plagues online news feeds. I have a degree in economics from Tulane University of New Orleans and also studied at the Warsaw School of Economics. I live in Brooklyn, New York and work as a contributing writer for The Points Guy, Occupy Democrats and others.