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Welcome to the Phoebe project
A practitioner-focused environment to support design for learning
The Phoebe project aims to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. To realise this aim, the project team proposes to:
- Develop a prototype online planning tool that will offer users both flexible and guided paths through the planning process and enable them to access a wide range of models, research findings and examples of innovative learning designs, intended to encourage them to explore new approaches and tools in their pedagogy;
- User-test the planning tool for functionality and usability; and
- Investigate the feasibility of further development and the integration of the planning tool into pedagogic practice by embedding use of the planning tool into a specific context for piloting and evaluation: namely, initial practitioner training and/or continuing professional development.
Key themes of the project:
- Encouraging practitioners to think about their practice in a structured way.
- Exploring the community dimension of using learning design, with recommendations for the sustainability of learning designs as a community artefact.
- Exploring whether practitioners can relate to the concept of an abstract learning design, and/or the extent to which the design may require contextualisation and specific content to be meaningful.
For more information on different aspects of the project, please follow the links below:
- About the Project
- Content Development
- Technical Development
- Practitioner-Focused Design and Evaluation
Most recent news is first.
- 02/10/06: Dave has demonstrated his work so far on the tool to Marion and Liz. We hope to have a "sandpit" version available by the end of this month. On the subject of sandpits, we are currently mapping out possible paths through the Phoebe content, as well as making initial notes on the content itself. Take a look at the Designer's Sandpit and email your comments and suggestions to us. Are you a member of the JISC E-learning and Pedagogy Experts Group? If so, we hope that you will come to the group meeting at Aston University on Thursday 26th October, where Marion and Liz will be running an interactive session to gather your ideas for Phoebe.
- 26/09/06: Back to work in earnest! We have now analysed our interviews with the practitioner-informants and have constructed a number of scenarios of practice in order to build an understanding of the types of situation in which Phoebe might (or might not!) be an appropriate support tool.
- 06/09/06: Marion took part in a symposium with other projects in the D4L programme at the ALT 2006 conference in Edinburgh.
- 05/09/06: The evaluation plan has been updated again!
- 25/08/06: The revised evaluation plan is now available.
- 11/08/06: We had a very productive meeting with the evaluation team from Glenaffric and have since (04/09/06)received their excellent and stimulating report. An inter-project meeting with Mod4L and the London Knowledge Lab planner project has been proposed for 27th October.
- 09/08/06: The initial interviews with PIs are now complete, and a wealth of varied data has been collected. Thank you to all the practitioners who have given their time to the project so far.
- We have made progress identifying an existing open-source tool on which to base Phoebe. Still under wraps, but we can say that it's a wiki.
- 11/07/06 UI design is underway - see our initial mock-ups.
- The functional spec is being developed - see our latest thinking in TechnicalDevelopment.
- Content structure is being developed - look at ContentDevelopment for more information.
For further information about the project, please contact:
- Marion Manton – project management
- Liz Masterman – research, content, development methodology and evaluation
- David Balch – technical issues
This project page runs on the Trac enhanced wiki and issue tracking system.