colleagues will reveal an immense knowledge base for the designing
online learning models using a variety of devices. My most passionate
experience occurred using online roleplays and so I would like
to share this with you. Hopefully I have outlined why I feel it is
you participate in an online learning experience before you implement
one for your students.
online roleplay experience is a half-story that the participants
will unfold in real time as they interact with
each other and their
House’ is a simulated fashion industry scenario containing
all the aspects of the fashion world that the students need in
order to experience
some of the set backs and victories that will occur for them
in the real fashion world. This roleplay is designed to promote
in a way that is completely relevant to the students’ world.
The participants get to experiment with social behaviour in a
without the lasting consequences of the real world.
the designer the building of the scenario must take into account
all the possible
distortions and tangents that the participants
(and unlikely) to take during the course of the model. One
can expect and anticipate, but the playing will always reveal things
thought of. This is how the designer accumulates new skills
ideas to resolve better models next time around. The designer
relies on his/her
bank of intuitions to create scenarios with the highest diversity
potential. That is, the designer must foresee where and how
things will take place.
us then look at intuition for a moment. Consider that your intuition
is a feeling of when a thing is right
or not right.
Think harder and
you can recall your intuition as being broader that right
or not right, it
also reveals ways and processes to do things. Intuitions
do a lot more than that but we don’t need to get too deep
here. The key being that intuition reveals responses to stimuli
from an informed memory.
is actually 3 types of intuitions, these being Pre-Operational, Operational,
If you speculate
your pathway of doing an activity before you begin the
activity you are
using your pre-operational
intuition. Whilst you do the activity and you wish to change
direction you will use your operational intuition. When
you are considering a
model of an existing activity with the view to determine
if there is a better
way for it to work (you are diagnosing its performance
capabilities) you will recall your past-experience knowledge-bank
the new activity
with your post-operational intuition.
any doubt intuitions are linked to action programs in the brain.
they work so quickly and imply
a feeling of correctness
is that you have been growing these action programs since
being a baby. Intuitions
accumulate throughout your life. This is why intuitions
the best tools for designing and moderating online learning
because they reflect
real-life experience. Intuitions reflect relevance, not
necessarily the academically/theoretically correct thing
said that it should be understood that if a person designs hats for
winter climates they are most intuitive
does not necessarily mean they are intuitive about
designing learning experiences
for online education. The content expert in a subject
area will always be the most intuitive person on that
To summarise it should be clear that the more you learn
about education and learning design, the more expertise
you bring to
creating new learning opportunities. If you participate
as a learner in these new
opportunities the more you bring a refined, reflective
and effective mind to creating the next generation
of learning environments.
for it, it’s fantastic.