This topic was by far the most interesting to me. This topic nicely connects all the previous topics in this ONL-course and gives me tools to design future courses. It seems to be a good way of planning courses in a more thoughtful manner, taking the different learners perspectives in account in a more structured way.

This is a topic I will continue to explore and I actually find it hard to write a blog post about it since I mostly have questions still… But I´ll try to implement learning design next semester. I´m the examinator for a course that´s new in our curriculum next spring. It would be a perfect course to plan according to learning design methods.

Right now I´ve just come up with a list of questions to reflect on and some links I´ve found to explore this summer…


  • How to assess group-work? Is assessing group-work more of a psychological aspect for those students that get frustrated with peers who seem to not do as much as expected? I´m afraid that assessing group-work could mean assessing personality traits?
  • How could we engage our students in designing their own learning and by that also the courses? We collect off course student feedback after each course and that gives us some notion of what is seen as a good course design. But I think that we could try to design the courses in a manner that would allow the students a more active role in co-creating the courses
  • How to use learning design methods to create online courses that are relevant for social work practitioners, as continuous learning?
  • And time, how to organize our so that we can find enough time to plan together using learning design? And writing this I realize it would be interesting to try collaborating on learning design asynchronously, online!

And references I´ve just had time to quickly glance through, and would like to spend more time on reading..

ABC-Learning design webb-page

Marstio, T., ABC Learning Design at Laurea and Laurea´s ABC-cards.

Marstio, T. Adopting a pedagogical renewal boosted by a new LMS – Learning process re-design due to COVID-19

Hess, A.N., 2021, Modular Online Learning Design; A Flexible Approach for Diverse Learning Needs. ePub

Topic 4, Learning design – not yet there….