NDLW - UNIV 1001: Learn by Design
Thinking like a designer means getting rhetorical. You have to think about the rhetorical choices that go into making an idea into reality. What pieces make up the whole? How does something work? Who does it speak to and impact? How does it foster change? In what ways does it become valuable? When we try to graft design thinking onto distance learning, it foregrounds the need for rhetorical adaptability, or flex, in our instructional materials. We discover a whole new set of questions. Where are the points of articulation in our design? How is it made for transition? Where are the moments of engagement and egress? Are there nodes for ingenium, or unexpected connection? This discussion will center on strategies for design thinking/distance learning that students and teachers can pursue together to make flexibility in instructional design both productive and practical. Examples of connective activities will include personal dashboards, semester pathways, and community/learning presentations.
Tuesday, November 9 at 10:00am