ABC learning design and the challenges of online
By Clive Young, on 26 April 2021
ABC learning design is UCL’s widely used ‘sprint’ method to help busy university and college teachers review and redesign their courses for blended modes.
Originally run as face-to-face workshops, in just 90 minutes teaching teams work together to create a visual ‘storyboard’ of activities representing the student journey. Assessment methods, programme-level themes and institutional policies can all be integrated easily. International ABC user groups soon emerged to share ideas, translations and localisations.
The Covid crisis impacted in two ways; one positive, one negative.
As even traditionally minded universities were forced to ‘pivot’ rapidly to online learning provision, the advantages of digital modes and the need for learning design suddenly became clearer. However traditional ABC on-campus workshops were impossible. The community responded swiftly by experimented with online approaches.
This academic year Clive Young and Nataša Perović, the UCL originators of ABC, created and trialled their own online version based on Google Jamboard and UCL’s Learning Designer tool.
In a popular webinar last week Clive and Nataša showed how this works and compared on-campus and online versions.
A recording of this webinar is now available via: Zoom
The presentation: ABC LD and the challenges of online Webinar, PDF 4.5Mb
You can also find earlier webinars on ABC