Thursday, 6 October 2016

#edenRW9 Studying learning expeditions in cross action spaces with digital didactical designs

Isa Jahnke ( ) is an inspiring academic, and one who knows how to network.
Liveblogging from Oldenburg, Germany.


Who is using a device with internet access? That is cross action spaces… when you tweet content is used to link to other people in other spaces, to learn from.
Human interaction is crossaction… multiple spaces. Conversations go from network to network to network. Humans connect across locations/spaces virtual or physical.
This crossaction can also be done in classrooms. About 20 years ago, school was the place to learn. Now with these crossaction spaces learning is opened up from classrooms only.

Learners apply classroom themes into the material world, in which they are living. So the outside comes into classroom and from classroom to other spaces.

What is learning:
Reflective doing of multiple crossactions
Reflective performance of crossactions

Reflective communication

Theoretical lens:
Learning is embedded in a bigger organisational framework.
It is not only about teacher student, it is about learning goals, institutional strategies, curricula, academic staff development...

Digital didactical design has 5 components to study about 80% of what is happening in the classroom:
learning activities,
learning outcomes
social relations
web-enabled technologies

She investigated 64 classes to see where these classes were in the 5 layered framework. This position in the framework, enabled to identify where problems arose. 

The patterns provided meaningful interpretations into the inner/outer classroom actions. 

The university of the future is made of those crossaction spaces, in which teaching is organised in project teacher teams across existing disciplines
teacher teams from different departments work together and design a learning expedition and the students develop learning expeditions, learning by topic and not by the subject. 

Have a look at her book!
Digital Didactical Designs, published by Routledge