177 paper

Design-based research and the learning designer

Deidre Seeto
Teaching and Learning Support Services
Queensland University of Technology

Jan Herrington
Faculty of Education
University of Wollongong

The role of the learning designer has expanded from the commonly known activities of an instructional designer to incorporate a range of new roles, largely prompted by new technologies. In this paper, we articulate an approach that further extends the role of the learning designer to encompass evaluation and design-based research, in collaboration with the subject matter expert. Such collaboration is professionally enhancing for both parties, and adds to the sum of knowledge on the effective design of learning environments, by documenting and disseminating the learning design process.
Keywords: learning design, instructional design, design-based research, evaluation