As we continue to refine our outreach efforts, it seems useful to remember the role of newsletters in reaching people. This article highlights the importance of newsletters and discusses some of the design challenges they present. What do you think of our current newsletters for the library, TCR, NLT, and the EdLab?
The increase in online learning opportunities, especially MOOCs and higher education, have made education more accessible. However, opportunities to higher education are increasingly becoming unattainable all across Africa. The continent’s population is predicted to grow to 2.8 billion by 2060, by far the largest increase in any region in the world.
As we develop our approach to project based learning in the EdLab, it is useful to consider the lessons highlighted in this article on project based learning in the k-12 sector. What other rules or guidelines should we consider?
Thanks to everyone who partipated in identifying needs for online learning resources for our fall class and to those who provided client feedback along the way. The students have created four very interesting projects that the library might adopt. Each of the projects has a demo site on Pressible for your review:
For most of our design events, we find ourselves trying to develop more impactful prototyping experiences for participants. We might want to keep
this list of eight prototyping options handy as we develop our plans, particularly when we are developing multi-day events with several protyping cycles.
As we consider ways to create purposeful spaces in the Learning Theater we might want to take a few lessons from this piece on making large spaces inviting. Which lessons from these designers should we apply in the creation of inviting spaces in the Learning Theater?