Core Module Information
Module title: Learning Design and Open Education Practices

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: EDU11131
Module leader: Ingeborg Van Knippenberg
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement


Description of module content:

In this module you will be exploring aspects of learning design and open education practices. Based very much on your own context, you will be considering the constraints and requirements of designing learning within your role and explore opportunities for the use of open education resources. You may also draw on your own instition’s strategies, policies and procedures or wider context of national legislation, standards and frameworks. Developing areas which you have already touched on in previous modules, such as accessibility and usability, intellectual property, open access and copyright, you can pursue your own interests within the module activities and assessments. You will develop hands-on experience of evaluation of online CPD provision in an open course, aiding and enhancing your own professional development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Design and develop a small-scale blended or online learning experience using evidence-informed approaches according to the constraints and requirements of your context.

LO2: Critically analyse blended and online learning design and development, taking into account key concepts within this and previous modules.

LO3: Critically reflect on how your experience from the perspective of an online learner informs your design and development of blended and online learning.

LO4: Critically engage with open education practices and reflect on their use in your context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ingeborg Van Knippenberg
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module supports your learning by introducing you to evidence-informed approaches to learning design, applicable to your own context. As independent learners, you will work through a self-study unit that will enable you to design and develop a unit for your own learners (LO1) which uses open education practices and/or resources (LO4).

You will be asked to enroll in an open online course for your own CPD, and share and discuss your experience as a learner in light of key concepts in learning design with your peers and tutors (LO2). These discussions and your learning through the self study unit will help you reflect critically on how your experience from the perspective of an online learner informs your own approach to designing learning for your own learners (LO3).

Your learning will be supported by resources provided via our VLE, facilitated discussions with your peers using online communication platforms, and online webinars. In addition, you will receive individual support from module tutors for your learning design project.

As well as continuous feedback through asynchronous and synchronous discussions, you will receive formative feedback on a draft of your project report to support the development of your critical evaluation.

Formative Assessment:
You will receive formative feedback from the module team on your discussion posts about your open course experiences. You are also required to respond with a critical commentary to a discussion post by one of your peers about their open course experiences. The module team will provide feedback on a draft of the project (submitted in week 8).

Summative Assessment:
You will be tasked with joining an open course to support your professional development in blended and online education. You will produce a report in which you critically evaluate your involvement in that course as well as its design (LO2, LO3), which will be worth 40% of your final mark. Additionally, you will develop a small-scale blended or online learning unit, along with a critique of your design (LO1, LO4) worth 60% of your final mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 185
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 10
Online Tutorial 5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 2,3 11 HOURS= 00.00
Report 60 1,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
EDU11131 Learning Design and Open Education Practice (2022-23)