We were asked: “Any advice for a new learner, just getting started in the world of LD?”
… so we crowd-sourced answers from the team. Here’s what they said:
Find as many opportunities to learn as possible.
I’d recommend listening to the Pedagodzilla podcast.
Get to know as wide a variety of your students as you can.
Don’t feel like you have to know all the answers, but it’s useful to know which questions to ask.
Don’t be afraid to try something new in the way you approach a session. Innovate and reflect, I guess would be the punchier way of saying it.
Have the student/learner at the heart of your thinking and analysis. Try to imagine what you would like to experience and how you would best learn the topic and skills if you were that student.
Study like your students: complete a course at your institution.
Look at the learning experience you’re planning through student eyes and involve students in the design.
Make use of LD tools and approaches to guide the process. Download some free resources from the Resources section of this blog.
FutureLearn also run microcredential courses in various learning/educational subjects.
Search out and attend conferences in the field. Practice sharing is a great way to learn!
Make a list(s) on Twitter for people, institutions, agencies, etc. that you find helpful and follow them.