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ABC Learning Design workshops

ABC Learning Design workshops

ABC workshop at UCLThe ABC learning design method is gaining popularity across Europe, America and Australasia as a rapid way to design and redesign modules and entire programmes of study to meet institutional goals. The founder of Inclusive Web, Jessica Gramp, has been facilitating ABC workshops since the ABC method was first released in 2014. She has presented the method and run workshops in the UK, Middle East and Australia and has worked with institutions to localise the training materials. She has also run train the trainer workshops to develop staff into local ABC facilitators. Once these staff have received the training, they go on to facilitate their own workshops across the institution.

While the ABC workshop materials are freely available under open source, share-alike licensing from abc-ld.org, Inclusive Web can help to quickly embed the method in an institution, by running local workshops, training local facilitators and helping to localise the materials to align with institutional teaching and learning strategies. Please get in contact if you are interested in learning more about the services on offer.

E-Learning Baseline

E-Learning Baseline

BaselineGiving teachers an empty online course to develop with little training and guidance is a little like giving a blank canvas to a child and expecting them to develop a masterpiece.

These days teachers are expected to be many things, which often means learning to use new tools on the job as they go. Without guidance, every online course ends up looking and functioning completely differently, making it difficult for both students and staff to use. By setting a minimum standard, staff understand what they need to include on their course to provide a more consistent experience to users.  When courses are consistent people know where to look for particular things and this makes interacting with online learning systems a lot easier to manage.

Developing an E-Learning Baseline helps teaching and support staff to understand how to develop their courses and how they can make improvements to the quality of their online teaching provision. With a set of guidelines to follow, it is easier to design higher quality online courses. Therefore, they can be instrumental in implementing successful institutional change programmes.

Incorporating accessibility principles into the baseline also helps staff to understand how they can teach in ways that helps everyone learn, in particular those with disabilities.

Curriculum development with ABC LD workshops

Curriculum development with ABC LD workshops

ABC workshop at UCLABC Learning Design workshops support staff to redesign their teaching to consider the student learning experience, embed appropriate technologies and align to institutional teaching strategies.

This 90 minute workshop takes staff step by step through the process of redesigning their course. It can be tailored to the needs of your institution.

In the workshop, staff consider six learning types and look at how these types of learning can be balanced across a course of study to provide students with engaging learning experiences.

Feedback from these workshops is very encouraging. Academics appreciate the opportunity to discuss the teaching structure with their colleagues and make plans to improve the student learning experience. The workshop simplifies the learning design process and enables teaching teams to rapidly discuss and plan the students’ journey through a course of study, without having to dedicate many hours to the task.

The ABC workshop materials are freely available under an opensource, share-alike license from abc-ld.org. Inclusive Web can help you to localise the training materials and can facilitate workshops within your own institution, so that you can introduce the method to your own academic support staff.

Watch the introduction video below to find out how ABC workshops are run.