Frameworks for working with staff

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Frameworks for working with staff


  • context - students and educator
  • broad goals
  • learning outcomes
  • technology/tools
  • what is the big picture?
  • learners' preferences, learning styles
    • how are they supported?
    • how do they communicate with each other and with educators?
  • how to meet 'best practice'?
  • what is best practice?
  • best practice guidelines

7 principles of learning

by Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann. [1]

  1. Good Practice Encourages Contacts Between Students and Faculty
  2. Good Practice Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students
  3. Good Practice Uses Active Learning Techniques
  4. Good Practice Gives Prompt Feedback
  5. Good Practice Emphasizes Time on Task
  6. Good Practice Communicates High Expectations
  7. Good Practice Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning



  • Analyze - analyze learner characteristics, task to be learned, etc.
  • Design - develop learning objectives, choose an instructional approach
  • Develop - create instructional or training materials
  • Implement - deliver or distribute the instructional materials
  • Evaluate - make sure the materials achieved the desired goals

More information here in Wikipedia.[2]
ADDIE in the workplace. [3]


  • Objectives
  • Topic/theme
  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Assessment

More information about designing eLearning. [4]

Questions to ask

What are you doing now?
What do you want/need to change?

  • What is working?
  • What is not working?

Why do you want/need to change?
Who are your learners?

  • What is their learner profile?

What skills/knowledge do you want them to graduate with?

  • What is the graduate profile?

How will you get them work ready?
How do you get student to engage:

  • with each other?
  • with content?

How do you support learners:

  • pastoral?
  • preparation, pre-entry, orientation?