Design Thinking for Educators

New Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

Source: Design Thinking for Educators

Created by IDEO for K-12, this toolkit contains the process and methods of design along with the Designer’s Workbook. It offers new ways to be intentional and collaborative when designing, and empowers educators to create impactful solutions.

 

Student Engagement with an Online Orientation Resource: How Learning Analytics Refines Educational Design Principles – Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib)

Source: Student Engagement with an Online Orientation Resource: How Learning Analytics Refines Educational Design Principles – Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib)

Helen Wozniak – Slides of presentation at 2013 Ed-Media conference in Victoria, BC – also has full research article she published on her own (previous paper was with an associate)

 

2nd Source – http://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/article/viewFile/823/120

Design-based Research Principles for Student Orientation to Online Study

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012, 28(5), 896-911
Helen Wozniak, Flinders University;

Jenny Pizzica, University of Technology, Sydney;
Mary Jane Mahony, The University of Sydney
Digital Learners in Higher Education: Generation is Not the Issue – Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib)

post-secondary students at the institution in question use a limited set of ICTs and their use is driven by three key issues: familiarity, cost, and immediacy.

Source: Digital Learners in Higher Education: Generation is Not the Issue – Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib)

Note:  What is “immediacy”? Could these 3 factors be used to select tools within a course? How could you make a new tool seem familiar?

Note:  Study involved Mark Bullen, BCIT and Tannis Morgan, JIBC