On May 10th, the Friday preceding the ICT in Education Conference, Gráinne Conole will present a workshop on Learning Design in LIT-Tippeary, Thurles campus.

Grainne has published and presented nearly 1000 conference proceedings, workshops and articles and keeps a blog She is author of a new Springer entitled: ‘Designing for learning in an open world’.

Attendees will engage with a range of learning design conceptual tools and a social networking site for sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas. They will work in groups and will periodically share back their discussions with the rest of the participants. Artefacts produced will be captured and made available online.

All of the activities that comprise the Learning Design Workshop are underpinned by the 7Cs of learning design framework:


  • Conceptualise – which initiates the design process and consists of imagine, design and prepare.
  • Capture – which covers the ways in which search engines, OER repositories and social bookmarking can be used to find and collate relevant resources and activities.
  • Create – which covers both the creation of content and activities.
  • Communicate – which covers how to moderate asynchronous and synchronous forums
  • Collaborate – which considers how tools like wikis, voicethread, pirate pad can be used to foster collaboration and how to work in virtual teams.
  • Consider – which covers the ways in which tools such as blogs, e-portfolios and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) can be used to promote reflection and different forms of assessment.


By the end of the event, attendees will be able to:

  • conceptualise the learning design process from different perspectives
  • apply a range of learning design resources, tools and methods to a learning intervention
  • critique a range of pedagogical approaches and the role played by different technologies in supporting these
  • review and debate the theoretical underpinnings of learning design
  • develop an innovative storyboard, learning activities and a structure for implementation.

The workshop begins at 10 AM and will run until 4:30 PM. Register to attend the Learning Design Workshop at