Talk:Learning Design/Design Guide/Archive
- Regarding the auto numbering of the index page - I think that the numbering should be dropped. I'm not sure about the italics for the questions - when you see this in an example it works pretty well. Given that this is an automated tempate, we could use a different colour for text questions? --Mackiwg 01:10, 24 May 2007 (CEST)
- Yeah, the numbering can go. But I did use the italics quite purposely as part of the 'form'. I think Wayne's example shows it working quite well. Just didn't want anything too garish.--Fiona 02:08, 28 May 2007 (CEST)
Feedback on my experience on the Decision Guide
It would be a good idea for you to add this page to your watch list - I'll be adding comments and feedback as I progress with developing a design plan.
I'm using the Decision Guide Template as a pilot for developing a design plan for a new WikiEducator tutorial on How to Use the Decision Guide. This is my design plan attempt. Ultimately we will need a tutorial on how to use the Decision Guide - so I though it would be a good idea to test thsi in a real context.
This is a very COOL addition to WikiEducator and will make a significant contribution to the design and development of free content on this wiki. My comments are critical - but see this as my contribution to turning this tool into a major hit for WikiEducator. While my comments are critical - I recognise that this is an early draft concept along with the free software traditions of releasing early.
- We have too many questions in the decision guide - the wiki provides freedom and scope for individual designers to expand and elaborate on a design plan, without restriction.
- Some questions feel like repetitions of earlier questions - I'll provide more feedback on this later in a subsection dealing with suggestions and comments on specific questions.
- The instructions provided when you start editing need on the decision guide need to be checked and refined - they're not entirely consistent with the process.
- At some point in the future we must provide a few worked examples with both a wiki version and a pdf which folk can print out and have close at hand when they're completing the decision guide.
- As an experience learning designer - I didn't have any difficulty understanding the questions or what was being asked - but I suspect that folk without learning design experience may have difficulty with some of the questions. The LD resources on WikiEducator we are developing plus the tutorial will be a great help, but we must do our best to avoid LD jargon etc. I recommend that we should field test the questions with a few people who do not have LD experience. The aim should be to get a first draft of the design plan up on the wiki - preferably in a sitting no-longer than 10 or 15 minutes. Refinements can come later and we can figure out how to get more detail into the design plan.
- Having gone through the decision guide - I feel that we need to get some basic "meta-data" type of information. For example, names (or usernames) of the lead designers / collaborators, subject area, level, notional learning hours etc. I'm not sure whether the decision guide is the best implementation for this kind of data. Perhaps we need a standard template table which is automatically inserted into the design plan which can be completed as the plan progresses.
- We need to develop some good graphics to illustrate the process - if you have draft ideas for graphics, let me have copies of hand drawn versions which you can scan and email to me. I can get our graphic designer to work on these.
- More feedback to come ....
- Hey, critical is the name of the game (besides which, don't learning designers have some of the toughest skin on the planet?)...so don't worry. I agree, agree, agree with you anyway...it really does need refining, condensing and testing. We need to decide on terms to establish some consistency and I'm always keen to cut out the jargon, so will have another look at it through that lens. Good idea about providing examples and meta-info....working on the graphic.
- Your example is really useful - thanks--Fiona 02:33, 28 May 2007 (CEST)
Specific feedback on the Decision Guide Questions
- Still to come ....
--Mackiwg 04:53, 24 May 2007 (CEST)