At the end of April we introduced the learning designer to the Hands-on ICT EU project. As you know the ICT in primary and secondary schools in the UK are going through changes with the idea to bring further innovation to problem solving and computational thinking to our young students. There is so much ICT around how do we know the good tools from the bad? How do we know how or even why to bring technology into the classroom? What kind of learning experience can make best use of technology and bring about creative and innovative experiences? The Hands-on project is trying to make sense of this space working with teachers and designers and thinking creatively about the types of teaching and learning activities so that the best use of technology and the great practice of teachers and the emerging new pedagogies are made available.
Hands-on has a number of synergies with our building community knowledge project and the learning designer community so joining forces makes sense. The learning designer tool and the resources that have been developed by the community, especially from our International Learning Design Challenges have been presented (see mirandanet-group.pptx) with the project providing a forum for the project to build on the learning designs and resources that exist and a place for them to share their learning designs.
We are at the beginning of our collaboration with the project and its members (some have already joined us in using the tool and exploring the resources). Maybe you have a great ICT resource you would like to share? Or an innovative way of delivering creative problem solving in the classroom, online … Why not tell us about it or even better share it online by creating a learning design!