Learning Design Toolkit

Developing resources

Good learning and teaching resources are an important aspect of any learning design and the learning experiences your students will engage in.
Resources can:
  • present procedures that allow students to watch or read in their own time
  • provide macro viewpoints not possible in classroom based environments
  • provide exposure to international viewpoints
  • give exposure to multiple authentic contexts
  • provide a wide range of scenarios that students may not normally see
  • offer students choice through a range of ways to learn concepts and skills

It's not about the resource but how you use it!

Resources, however, should always be designed and developed with the learning experience in mind - it's great to create an instructional video but how will your students engage with it?
What reflective activities and conversations might be designed around it?

Breaking away from written text

What percentage of your learning resources are written text?
How could you extend/ enhance these to offer choice and better meet the learning preferences and needs of our students?

Consider the following modes and how they might be developed and used in your context by you AND by your students:
  • audio - recordings and podcasts
  • still images - photos, diagrams, screengrabs, charts, scans
  • video - instructional video, digital stories