WHEN DID THE PROGRAMME START?
The Learning Design Bootcamp Call went out in March 2019. Four teams were selected from the following universities:
- The University of Warwick
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- University East London
- Solent University
The programme started in May 2019 and ended in July 2019. The teams were supported by mentors in the design and development of their modules following the CoDesigns Learning Design Framework.
WHAT DID THE TEAMS WORK ON?
Warwick Medical School focused on the module ‘Independent and Supplementary Prescribing’ which aims to prepare nurses, midwives and allied Healthcare professionals to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively as an independent/supplementary prescriber. Manchester Metropolitan University also focused on a medical module titled ‘Clinical Examination and Decision Making‘ which is designed to support and develop the advanced/advancing clinical practitioner. It is a multi-disciplinary unit aimed at all registered non-medical healthcare professionals including nurses and allied health professionals.
University of East London worked on a module titled ‘Crafting Reflective Educators for Student-Centred Teaching (CREST)‘ to support UEL strategic priorities for its teaching and learning provision. And last but not least, Solent University focused on the module titled: ‘Postgraduate and self-managed study‘ within the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering. The module explores the theme of professional development in the maritime industry providing the tools to guide their own learning through reflection on their professional development and their ambitions in a changing industry.
WHAT DID THE BOOTCAMP INVOLVE?
The Bootcamp started with an intensive day hosted by Dr Julie Voce – Head of Educational Technology, Learning Enhancement and Development at City, University of London in May 2019. During the Bootcamp, the teams designed and developed their modules supported remotely by their mentors.
At the end of the Bootcamp, the teams attended a final day in which they presented their final designs and developments in their university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Tim Neumann Lecturer in Education & Technology and head of the UCL Institute of Education’s Learning Technologies Unit, was invited as guest speaker. He delivered an inspiring lecture talking about the Learning Designer as a tool to enable sharing of and communication about designs.
Tim discussed how designs can be taken forward within an organisational context, for example in terms of QA and costs, without unnecessarily restricting the variety of teaching methods and design frameworks.
A panel of experts from the Learning Design and Learning Technology sectors evaluated the final designs and developments.
The panel of expert was comprised of : Professor Manuel Frutos-Perez from CEG Digital, Dr Julie Voce from City, University of London, Tim Neumann from UCL and Laura Coutts from CEG Digital.
WHO WON THE LEARNING DESIGN BOOTCAMP 2019?
The team from Manchester Metropolitan University won the Learning Design Bootcamp 2019.
“The team showed a great level of engagement between the academics and the learning technologists and was a key strength in their presentation. The learning design aspects were clearly understood and demonstrated in the design of the module.”
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE BOOTCAMP 2019?
The Bootcamp Organising Committee is planning to launch the next Bootcamp in September 2019.
The Bootcamp will be hosted by our winning team from Manchester Metropolitan University. If you’re interested in receiving the Call 2020 via email, please drop us a line.