OULDI-Carpe Diem 7Cs pilot workshops
A new learning design initiative which capitalised on the benefits of OULDI and Carpe Diem (the learning design workshop developed at the University of Leicester, arising originally out of another JISC-funded project, ADELIE, in 2006) was developed as part of the JISC OULDI project. This initiative was piloted through two workshops: an online workshop to a group of nine academics from SAIDE (South African Institution of Distance Education) in March 2012, and a face-to-face workshop to a group of twelve academics from Leicester in April 2012. The aim of the initiative was twofold:
· To apply OULDI and Carpe Diem resources to Leicester and SAIDE contexts and to determine the transferability of the existing methodologies to different contexts, in both face-to-face and online settings
· To develop a set of new learning design resources by combining OULDI and Carpe Diem resources
Overall the initiative was highly valued and well-received by the participants. The existing tools and methods were easily transferable to different contexts. The initiative also enabled us to make significant progress in the development of a new learning design intervention – the 7Cs workshop which will be continuously developed and refined through follow up pilots within the University of Leicester and beyond.