“#IUADigEd webinar in partnership with @TEU_DCU @Clare_Gormley @suzielearning ABC Learning Design Swap Shop now starting. Looking forward to learning more about this approach to curriculum design from @hey_km and @daveymoloney”
“Excellent webinar today, hearing from three different HEIs about what they learned from implementing this approach recently. Looking forward to UCC’s ABC to VLE workshops in 2020. @UCC_CIRTL @id_ucc https://t.co/0ITC7junl3”
“Many thanks to @hey_km and @daveymoloney for so generously sharing their early experiences of the ABC approach. Interesting to hear comparisons with aspects of 7Cs of LD and the University of Ottowa course structuring tool: https://t.co/FDLxbuVImU https://t.co/sC80toEsYl”
“Very happy to announce that next week’s #IUADigEd webinar ABC Learning Design Swap Shop will be hosted in partnership with @TEU_DCU and featuring @Clare_Gormley @suzielearning @daveymoloney and @hey_km. Register here: https://t.co/npnFF4bxMU @IUA_Academic @IUAofficial”
“It was a busy start to the week with @ABC_LD workshops for staff. We had some great discussion around digital teaching and learning, and improving the student experience. #IUADigEd”
It seems safe to state that there are challenges in learning design that almost all institutions face: limited staff time, a modular focus, and a tendency towards ‘lone ranger’ thinking to name just some of the potential barriers to successful course design. These types of challenges have significantly influenced the team-based ABC methodology developed originally by Clive Young and Nataša Perović of University College London (UCL) which continues to grow in popular use worldwide as a model for blended learning design.
Dublin City University’s (DCU) Teaching Enhancement Unit is currently engaged in the ABC to VLE Erasmus+ funded project to further develop the ABC Learning Design methodology. As relative newcomers to ABC (DCU first experienced it in 2017), this project has been a great opportunity to apply the approach and benefit from the experience of UCL and the 11 other European partners involved. For those not familiar with the format, ABC offers a rapid-fire, hands-on workshop approach where in just 90 minutes academic teams work together to design or redesign modules and programmes.