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Welcome to LRNT524 – Innovation, Design and Learning Environments

Instructors’ Welcome

In this course, you will examine core Instructional Design (ID) theories, frameworks, models, and approaches that can support architecting effective digital learning experiences. You will consider the value of ID models and innovations, ID approaches for creating effective and engaging learning experiences for diverse learners, assessing learning needs from an empathetic lens, and evaluating the effectiveness of learning events, experiences, and training. You will apply design thinking and a design thinking process to the creation of digital learning environments and examine how the use of empathetic design is consistent with the development of inclusive learning environments for social justice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically examine various design models and approaches used in the creation of digital learning environments.
  2. Critically analyze user needs and experiences for digital learning.
  3. Explain how innovation impacts the design of learning environments.
  4. Propose a design solution to a problem.

Stay Connected

To the instructors Leeann Waddington & Lisa Gedak: 



To the team coach Julia Szucs:

To the class via the general discussion forum in Moodle. This open discussion forum has been created for you to ask general questions and exchange ideas. Anyone can start a topicpose a question, or share a comment. Everyone is encouraged to reply to these posts, and the comments are viewable by all.

To each other via the course blog and your own WordPress blogs using Feedly. Don’t forget to add the ‘LRNT 524 Posts’ OPML file and the ‘All Comments’ OPML file to your feedly.  For a reminder on how to add the OPML file to your Feedly, please see: Use OPML to add your entire cohort to Feedly

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