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A sociomaterial design framework for the Development of Learning Design Software

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

Research in Learning Design (LD) aims to enable teachers to design and share pedagogically informed teaching ideas that make effective use of technology to enhance learning. LD is a widely researched field with numerous LD tools and LD approaches. However, despite its richness, there are several challenges to be addressed, including the low adoption of LD software tools. In this talk we present an attempt to fill the gap through sociomaterial analysis of the LD context in HE. We introduce a sociomaterial design framework and design principles for LD software that have been developed through iterative phases of Design-Based Research. We argue that such an approach could strengthen further research in LD. Together with previous research that explored LD can help building a richer interpretation of the Learning Design  Practice (LD-P), providing additional insights and revealing misrepresentations of LD-P, and help correcting any misalignments of HE lecturers’ LD-P with LD approaches and LD software tools.


Dilek Celik is a PhD student at the Knowledge Lab, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck. Her work is in the area of Design for Learning in technology-rich contexts. In 2010 she received a Bachelor's degree in Computer and Educational Technologies Teaching from Ege University, Turkey. In 2014 she was awarded a Master's degree in Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University, USA. She has held a prestigious scholarship from the Republic of Turkey to pursue MA and PhD studies abroad. Her passion for creating new educational technology tools for digital natives is driving her research into the development of digital tools in technology-rich contexts.

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