Design for Learning in Practice

The Design for Learning in Practice workshop proceedings are avaible here: Enjoy!


We’re here! EC-TEL 2015 is just taking place and the Design for Learning in Practice workshop is scheduled for tomorrow morning!

Here is the detailed programme for the workshop:

  • 0900-0915 Welcome and explanation of Group Concept Mapping (GCM) (Muriel Garreta Domingo & Peter Sloep)
  • 0915-0945 Statement ranking for GCM – all participants individually, Peter Sloep
  • 0945 – 10.10 Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Yannis Dimitriadis, Davinia Hernández-Leo & Francesca Pozzi – Teacher Continuous Professional Development and full-lifecycle Learning Design: first reflections
  • 10.10 – 10.35 Kyparisia Papanikolaou, Katerina Makri and Petros Roussos  –  Orchestrating teacher training on TEL as a community design activity
  • 10.35 – 11.00 Kevin Burden and Matthrew Kearney  –  A Teacher Toolkit for the Mobile Learning Age
  • 11.00 – 11.30 break
  • 11.30 – 11.55 Irene-Angelica Chounta, Sven Manske and Ulrich Hoppe  – “From Making to Learning”: Dev Camps as a Blueprint for Re-inventing Project-based Learning
  • 11.55 – 12.20 Andrew Ravenscroft, Colin Rainey and James Dellow – Deep Learning Design for Social Innovation: Participatory Radio for Developing 21C Skills with Disenfranchised Learners
  • 12.20 – 12.45 Muriel Garreta-Domingo, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Peter Sloep and Yishay Mor  –  The Learning Design Studio in a 5-weeks MOOC format
  • 12.45 – 13.00 First feedback on GCM ranking exercise, closure. Peter Sloep & Muriel Garreta Domingo

See you tomorrow!

The workshop papers are available at:


Design for Learning in Practice: Competencies, training, certification, processes, users, methods and tools EC-TEL 2015 Workshop – half-day on September 18th (Toledo, Spain) The Design for Learning in Practice workshop will explore the current and prospective practices of educators as learning designers. Starting from methods, processes, tools and resources that support design for learning, the workshop aims to focus on the competencies, training, certification and institutional frameworks to raise awareness about as well as facilitate and enhance the design of practices of educators. Teacher training and teacher communities will also be addressed since they are instrumental in widening the impact of design for learning in education.

Keywords: learning design, skills, competencies, continuous professional development, design thinking, service design, authoring tools, teacher communities, co-design, group concept mapping

The workshop addresses the following EC-TEL topics:

  • Pedagogical underpinning: Learning design and design approaches
  • Pedagogical underpinning: Teaching techniques and strategies for online learning
  • Learning communities and contexts: Formal education: initial (K-12, higher education), post-initial (continuing education)
  • Open Learning Arrangements: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Target audience The workshop brings together educational researchers, technologists and experts in an multidisciplinary forum to collaboratively define the various skills, methods, techniques, processes and frameworks needed for fostering the adoption of learning design and thus to stimulate targeted research. Workshop chairs

  • Muriel Garreta-Domingo – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Peter Sloep – OUNL, Netherlands
  • Slavi Stoyanov – OUNL, Netherlands
  • Davinia Hernández-Leo – Universitat Pompue Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Yishay Mor – P.A.U. Education, Spain

Previous to the workshop: Call for Papers Participants are invited to contribute to the workshop with a paper related to the following aspects of learning design in practice: competencies, training, certification, processes, methods, tools and users. Participants are expected to produce a 2 to 4 pages document in LNCS format reporting on practices related to Learning Design including competencies, training, certification, processes, users, methods and tools. All the submissions will go through a blind review process by, at least, two of the members of the committee. The best papers presented at the workshop as well as the ideas discussed there will be invited to send their contributions to a special issue of the RUSC journal (January 2016). Papers should be submitted via Easychair until 15 June 2015 through the following URL: Important dates:

  • Paper submission: June 15, 2015. Extended deadline: June 22nd
  • Notification: July 7, 2015 Expected July 15th
  • Resubmission final manuscript: November 1, 2015
  • Publication: January 2017

Contributions from related communities in the area of educational development (such as Didaktic, ICED, etc.) are especially welcome.

This is a half-day Workshop that will held on 18 September 2015 within the 10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning. Programme Committee (some of them still to be confirmed):

  • Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain;
  • Yael Kali, University of Haifa, Israel;
  • Karel Kreijns, Open Universiteit, Netherlands;
  • Allison Littlejohn, The Open University, UK;
  • Susan McKenney, Open Universiteit & Universiteit Twente, Nederland;
  • Harvey Mellar, University of London, UK;
  • Simeon Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece;
  • Krassen Stefanov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Daniel Spikol, Malmö University, Sweden;
  • Thomas Ryberg, University of Aalborg, Denmark;
  • Steve Warburton, University of Surrey, UK;
  • Sarah Younie, De Montfort University, UK
  • Roumiana Peytcheva-Forsyth, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

During the workshop (Friday September 18th, morning)

During the workshop (Friday morning 18th) participants will be asked to sort a set of pre-conceived statements about learning design. The statements are derived from the papers that were accepted and a few key papers in the field of learning design. They reflect various aspects of learning design related to the competencies, training, tools, methods and processes for educators to acquire the skills and knowledge to be designers of learning.

The workshop will have the following structure:

  1. Welcome and brief introductions
  2. Statements sorting – via a web-based environment (Group Concept Mapping – GCM – exercise (Stoyanov, Hoogveld, & Kirschner, 2010))
  3. Papers’ presentations
  4. Presentation of a first impression of the outcomes of the sorting exercise and a brief discussion about it

We look forward to working with you during the workshop!