Publications

Over the last four years the OULDI_JISC project has made an important and sustained contribution to the developing theory and practice of curriculum and learning design. This has been in addition to the tools, resources and activities we have produced (see menu bar above).

We have contributed to many UK conferences and have published a range of reports about the project activity and findings. In addition, our research and findings have already featured in several journal papers and book chapters and included in presentations made at over two dozen international conferences.

Final Project Reports

 OULDI-JISC Project Evaluation Report: the impact of new curriculum design tools and approaches on institutional process and design cultures (PDF) Cross, S., Galley, R., Brasher, A. & Weller, M., (2012)

This report presents research and evaluation undertaken by the OULDI-JISC Project (Open University Learning Design Initiative JISC Project) between 2008 and 2012. In particular, it considers the impact of new curriculum design tools and approaches piloted by the project on institutional processes and design cultures. These tools and approaches include tools for sharing learning design expertise (Cloudworks), visualising designs (CompendiumLD, Module Map, Activity Profile) and for supporting design and reflection in workshops (Facilitation Cards, workshop activities, etc.). The project has adopted a learning design approach so as to help foreground pedagogy and learner experience. Nine pilots have been completed across six UK universities. 

 Final Project Report of the OULDI-JISC Project: Challenge and Change in Curriculum Design Process, Communities, Visualisation and Practice (PDF) Cross, S., Galley, R., Brasher, A. & Weller, M., (2012)

This 20-page report summarises the achievements and findings of the OULDI-JISC Project. It is divided in to three sections. Section 1 introduces the institutional, technological and teaching context of the project. Section 2 presents the benefits and impacts achieved by each of the five project strands. Section 3 synthesises project experiences and reflects on lessons learnt
 

Pilot Reports

 FELS Pilot: The impact of early learning design on the efficiency and effectiveness of curriculum design processes and practices: Faculty of Education and Languages Studies Case Study Final Report. Galley, R. (2012) 

 Library Services Pilot: Using a learning design approach to embedding an information literacy framework; OU Library Services Pilot Final Report. Galley, R., Reedy, K., Parker, J. and Thomas, J. (2012) 

 Reading Pilot: Learning Design Initiative at the University of Reading: Pedagogy and technological choices; Reading Pilot Final Report. Papaefthimiou, M. (2012)

 Brunel Pilot: Learning Design Initiative at Brunel University: Using a blended learning design approach to optimise the use of technology; Brunel Pilot Final Report. Alberts, P., Sharma, A. and Parnis, N. (2011)

 Leicester Pilot: Learning Design Initaitve at the University of Leicester: OULDI Carpe Diem 7Cs pilot workshops: Leicester Pilot Final Report. Nie, M., Witthaus, G., Conole, G., and Armellini, A. (2012).

 B2S Pilot: Applying standardised representational frameworks for the pedagogical benchmarking and review of a module: B2S Pilot Final Report. Galley, R. (2012)

 Support Units Pilot: Using a learning design approach to support evolving design practices at the OU: Support Units Pilot Report. Galley, R. (2012)

 Cambridge Pilot: University of Cambridge Case Study Final Report: 13 Things for Curriculum Design. De Baets, A. and Sheppard, D. (2011)  

Conference papers and publications

Date/Paper title/Conference OULDI Authorship (●=OU team, ○= other OULDI pilot member, – =non-OULDI author)
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Preliminary findings from a series of staff surveys on perceptions, attitudes and practices of learning design
ALT-C (September 2009) Link
 
Cloudworks: Social Networking for Learning Design
ASCILITE (December 2008)
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Ritual Performances and collective intelligence
Networked Learning Conference (May 2010)
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The Open University Learning Design Initiative new approaches
EDEN conference (June 2010)
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Cloudworks as a Pedagogical Wrapper
European LAMS and Learning Design Conference (July 2010) Link
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Embedding Learning Design Processes
ALT-C Conference (September 2010)
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Seeding the cloud: using Cloudworks for resource management for the ELESIG community of practice
ALT-C conference (September 2010) Link
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Collectivity, performance and self-representation
Book chapter (2011)
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Design the Curriculum: from innovation to enhancement
International Blended Learning Conference (June 2011) Link
Curriculum Design: an approach for successfully embedding TEL
ALT-C Conference (September 2011)
 
Representing the Curriculum: re-imagining learning
ALT-C conference (September 2011) Link
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CompendiumLD Art and Science of Learning Design
London Knowledge Labs event (October 2011) Link
 
CloudEngine: creating networks for professional development and research
SEDA Conference (November 2011) Link
   
Bridging the gap between good pedagogic practice and effective use of new technologies: evaluating a learning design approach
SEDA Conference Poster (November 2011)
What Needs to Change in Curriculum Design
JISC Online Conference (November 2011) Link
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Reflections on Developing A Tool for Creating Visual Represnetations of Learning Designs Book Chapter (Draft) Link  ●  ●  ●  

Buisiness process review and project reporting

 Baseline Report: A Review of Curriculum Design at the Open University 2008-09: OULDI-JISC Project Baseline Report  (Cross, S. (ed.), Conole, G., Mundin, P., Galley, R., Clark, P., Brasher, A., and Culver, J, 2009).

 Interim Project Report to JISC Number 1: Sept 08 – Oct 09, 16pp 

 Interim Project Report to JISC Number 2: Nov 09 – Apr 10, 29pp 

 Interim Project Report to JISC Number 3: May 10- Oct 10, 24 pp 

Cloudworks Reports

 Summary Report for Cloudworks Development Phases-one and two, 52pp Galley, R. (2009).

 Expert Usability Testing Report Phase-1 / Phase-2 /Phase 3 (February 2011

 Accessability Audit Report phase-2 (see also the Word version

 End of Phase 2: Cloudworks User Survey May to June 2010  Galley, R. (2009)

 Case study: Using Cloudworks for an Open Review 

 Case study: Using Cloudworks at Conferences 

CompendiumLD Reports 

 CompendiumLD: a tool for creating shareable models of learning designs Final Report Brasher, A. (2012)

 Presentation: Using CompendiumLD for Course Design: An example from Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading
 

Co-written or revised with OU Strategic Project (2007-2009)

Cross, S., Conole, G., Galley, R., Mundin, P., Brasher, A., Clark, P. and Culver, J., (2010). The Learning Design Initiative Institutional Project Phase Two Report: Embedding learning design and establishing a reversioning culture,133pp. 

Cross, S., Clark, P. and Brasher, A. (2009). Survey of Staff Perceptions, Practice and Attitudes around eLearning: Report outlining staff responses to OULDI surveys conducted between May-July 2009, 13pp. 

Cross, S. and Conole, G. (2008/09), Learn about learning design, Learn about guides series, The Open University: Milton Keynes, available http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OULDI/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Learn-about-learning-design_v7.doc

Other Publications and Conferences mentioning the OULDI project

The following is a list of conference papers that have included or made reference to the OULDI project tools, activities or research for the period 2008-2010:

Conole, Grainne (2010). What would learning in an open world look like? A vision for the future. In: Edmedia Conference 2010, 29 June – 3 July 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Conole, G. (2010). Theory and methodology in Networked Learning. Paper presented at the 7th international conference in Networked Learning Conference Hotseat. Available http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/2881

Conole, G. (2010). Learning design – making practice explicit, keynote and paper, . Paper presented at the ConnectEd – 2nd International conference on design education. Available from http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/4001

Conole, Grainne (2010). A holistic approach to designing for learning: A vision for the future. In: Annual International CODE Symposium, 18 February 2010, Chiba, Japan.

Galley, R., Conole, G., Dalziel, J., & Ghiglione, E. (2010). Cloudworks as a ‘pedagogical wrapper’ for LAMS sequences: supporting the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries and facilitating collaborative design, evaluation and critical reflection. Paper presented at the 2010 European LAMS and Learning Design Conference. Available from http://lams2010.lamsfoundation.org/abstract.htm#a7

Galley, R., Papaefthimiou, M. , Alberts, P., Parnis, N., Sharma, A., Phillips, A. (2010) Embedding learning design processes: responding to context. Short paper presented at the ALT-C conference, Nottingham 7-9 September http://altc2010.alt.ac.uk/talks/15044

Alevizou, P., Conole, G., Culver, J. and Galley, R. (2010) ‘Ritual performances and collective intelligence: theoretical frameworks for analysing emerging activity patterns in Cloudworks’. Proceedings of the 7th international conference in Networked Learning. Aalborg, Denmark, 3-5 May 2010. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/PDFs/Alevizou.pdf ISBN 978-1-86220-225-2.

Conole, C.G., (2009) Pushing the boundaries into the unknown, trajectories or user behaviour in new frontiers. Keynote presentation, Ascilite Conference, New Zealand 8th December 2009

Conole, Grainne; McAndrew, Patrick; Culver, Juliette; Brasher, Andrew; Cross, Simon and Wilson, Tina (2009). New methods and approaches to the design and evaluation of open educational resources. In: EDEN Annual Conference 2009, 10-13 June 2009, Gdansk, Poland.

Brasher, Andrew; Conole, Gráinne; Cross, Simon; Weller, Martin; Clark, Paul and White, Juliette (2008). CompendiumLD – a tool for effective, efficient and creative learning design. In: Proceedings of the 2008 European LAMS Conference: Practical Benefits of Learning Design, 25-27 June 2008, Cadiz, Spain.

Cross, Simon; Conole, Grainne; Clark, Paul; Brasher, Andrew and Weller, Martin (2008). Mapping a landscape of Learning Design: Identifying key trends in current practice at the Open University. In: 2008 European LAMS Conference, 25-27 June 2008, Cadiz, Spain.

Conole, Grainne; Brasher, Andrew; Cross, Simon; Weller, Martin; Nixon, Stewart; Clark, Paul and Petit, John (2008). A new methodology for learning design. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), 30 June – 4 July 2008, Vienna.

Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette; Williams, Perry; Cross, Simon; Clark, Paul and Brasher, Andrew (2008). Cloudworks: social networking for learning design. In: ASCILITE 2008 conference: Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?, 30 Nov-3 Dec 2008, Melbourne, Australia.

The following is a list of journal papers that have included or made reference to the OULDI project tools, activities or research for the period 2008-2010:

Conole, Grainne (2010). Facilitating new forms of discourse for learning and teaching: harnessing the power of Web 2.0 practices. Open Learning, 25(2), pp. 141–151.

Conole, G., and Alevizou, P. (2010)  A literature review of the use of Web 2.0 tools in Higher Education Report commissioned for the HEA-funded ‘Perls in the Clouds’ Project. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Conole, G. and Culver, J. (2010) ‘The design of Cloudworks: applying social networking practice to foster the exchange of learning and teaching ideas and designs’ Computers and Education, 54(2): 679 – 692.

Conole, G. and Jones, C. (2010). ‘Sharing practice, problems and solutions for institutional change – comparing different forms of representation’. In  P. Goodyear and S. Retalis (Eds) Technology-enhanced learning: Design Patterns and Pattern Languages.  Rotterdam, The Netherlands.: Sense Publishers B.V.

Galley, R., Conole, G. and Alevizou, P.  (2010) ‘Case Study: Using Cloudworks for an Open Literature ReviewCase Study for the HEA-funded ‘Perls in the Clouds’ Project. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Galley, R., Conole, G. and Alevizou, P. (submitted) Community Indicators: A framework for building and evaluating community on Cloudworks, Interactive Learning Environments.

Alevizou, P., Conole, G. and Galley, R. (2010). Using Cloudworks to support OER Activities. Case Study for the HEA-funded ‘Perls in the Clouds’ Project. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Alevizou, P., Galley, R. and Conole, G., (forthcoming) Collectivity, performance and self-representation: Analysing Cloudworks as a public space for networked learning and reflection in Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy and Practice of Networked Learning. Ed.  Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Hodgson, V. and  McConnell, D.  London:  Springer

Conole, C. G. and Culver, J. (2009) Cloudworks: Social networking for learning design. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2009, 25(5), 763-782.

Conole, G. and Culver, J. (2009), The design of Cloudworks: applying social networking practice to foster the exchange of learning and teaching ideas and designs, special issue of CAL09, Computers and Education, doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.013

Conole, G. (2008) ‘Capturing practice: the role of mediating artefacts in learning design’, in Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies, in L. Lockyer, S. Bennett, S. Agostinho, and B Harper (Eds), 187-207, Hersey PA: IGI Global.

Conole, G. (2008), New schemas for mapping pedagogies and technologies, Ariadne article,  July 2008, http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/conole/

Conole, G., Brasher, A., Cross, S., Weller, M., Clark, P. and White, J. (2008), Visualising learning design to foster and support good practice and creativity, Educational Media International, Volume 54, Issue 3, 177-194.

Conole, G. (2008), ‘Using Compendium as a tool to support the design of learning activities’, Chapter Ten, in A. Okada, S. Buckingham Shum and T. Sherborne (Eds) Knowledge cartography – software tools and mapping techniques, London: Springer

Conole, G. (2008) ‘Capturing practice: the role of mediating artefacts in learning design’, in Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies, in L. Lockyer, S. Bennett, S. Agostinho, and B Harper (Eds), 187-207, Hersey PA: IGI Global.

Conole, G.  and Weller, M. (2008) ‘Using learning design as a framework for supporting the design and reuse of OER’. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Vol. 5. www.jime.open.ac.uk/2008/05/jime-2008-05.pdf