Pre-Conference Workshop M5
Pragmatic Learning Magic: How to Use the Instructional Design Variation Matrix
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Chess Price: 95.00 € Status: fully booked
Inge de Waard
InnoEnergy and Open University, UK, Belgium
Inge de Waard (PhD) is currently leading the learning part of an InnoEnergy project that alleviates skill and competency gaps by combining machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), learning analytics and learning design. This project combines the expertise of people working for InnoEnergy, The Open University (UK), FutureLearn and many European University partners working on renewable energy.
Since 1999, she has set-up, coordinated and developed several online, blended and mobile learning projects, always with a focus on participation and durability. These projects involved partners and individuals from both the Northern (Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, UK) and Southern regions (South-Africa, India, Peru, Morocco). As an avid enthusiast of open science, she is an active international speaker giving keynotes and guest lectures, as well as providing and receiving knowledge input through seminars, SIGs and workshops.
Enlightened by the first connectivist MOOCs, she set up the first MOOC on mobile learning, called MobiMOOC (2011 & 2012). This was a community and project-oriented MOOC, enabling international learners to realize their own project by the end of the MOOC.
Her core sentiment on learning is: “I have come to realize that there is no single solution for all. The diversity which is at the core of nature’s success, is replicated by the diversity in learning preferences and ways to achieve learning success in humans”. She loves to exchange ideas, so feel free to talk to her.
As instructional designers and online educators, we love learning. However, our workloads are increasing, and as human beings, we may have our training/instructional preferences. These two realities make it difficult to consider the diverse variety of options available that are relevant to learning needs in specific circumstances.
Bring your ID challenge to this workshop, and we will collaboratively find a fitting solution using the Instructional Variation Matrix (IDV matrix), written by Inge de Waard.
This Pre-Conference Workshop takes what you already use/do in your trainings or classes and will help you zoom in on specific elements for improvement to lift your learners to the next level. The IDV matrix uses opposing learning parameters to map out instructional design options for a variety of learning environments and actions. Among them are
- individual versus social learning
- formal versus informal learning
- cheap versus expensive ID solutions
- standardised learning versus contextualized learning
The IDV matrix lists single tools, but also includes more complex combinations, e.g. escape box, 360 degrees learning, teacherbots.
The Workshop will be structured so that you can learn from each other and offer solutions. You will examine and broaden your existing mode of instruction with your specific target group and course goals in mind. Join and discover learning alternatives to add to your existing knowledge, and - best of all - start implementing what is of immediate use!
We expect the participants will include instructional designers; educators giving online, blended courses; trainers designing on-the-workfloor or in-the-field courses, and other professionals from related fields. An intermediate level of expertise is recommended.
The Workshop will provide you with an overview of what the Instuctional Design Variation Matrix is and what it can do.
You will use it and find out more about the type of learning you are currently using/applying/undertaking (and unconsciously repeating). You will take home a template to (re)develop your courses and/or trainings.
The IDV matrix offers insights into different types of instructional and learning design and can also have a positive impact on the evolution and deployment of blended or online learning approaches. It has been developed by an e-learning expert with 15+ years of experience in a wide variety of online and blended-learning settings on the international level, including mobile learning, MOOCs, e-learning, and SPOCs.