Yesterday a team consisting of Clare Gormley, Suzanne Stone and Rob Lowney in the Teaching Enhancement Unit in the NIDL gave a presentation sharing their experiences of developing an online version of the increasingly popular ABC Learning Design Framework. This talk was part of a webinar series organised by the ABC Learning Design team at UCL.
Since campus closures and social distancing restrictions were introduced back in March, the team has been working on piloting an online format of the ABC LD workshop to support DCU staff. Over 150 webinar participants were interested in hearing more about this experience and how the ABC LD Framework is being used more generally at DCU to help scaffold the pedagogical design of modules and programmes for teaching online. In this respect, the ABC Framework is becoming a key tool alongside several other initiatives in the NIDL to help enable DCU’s teaching staff to better harness the potential of online education. A key strength of the ABC LD Framework is its strong pedagogical focus which is anchored in one of the most well articulated theories of teaching and learning.
A recording of this presentation is available at the following link: