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
My professional journey (Institute of Tropical Medicine - Belgium, Athabasca University - Canada, The Open University – UK, and Women's gender equality movement - Belgium) immersed me in online and mobile learning from 1999 onward. I have set-up, coordinated and developed several online 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, I am an active international speaker giving keynotes and guest lectures, as well as providing knowledge input (and consequently receiving lots of input) at seminars, SIGs and workshops.
Enlightened by the first connectivist MOOCs, I have set up one of the first MOOCs on mobile learning, called MobiMOOC (2011 & 2012), enabling learners to realize their own project. In 2013 I decided to investigate FutureLearn MOOCs and specifically how individual learners with online learning experience self-direct their learning, which resulted in obtaining a PhD at the Open University in UK.
I have come to realize that there is no single solution for all. The diversity which is at the core of nature’s success, seems to be replicated by the diversity in learning preferences and ways to achieve learning success in humans. But above all, I am a social learner, so feel free to talk to me.
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.