GCU has a long standing history with the Carpe Diem learning design methodology. GCU was one of the original pilot institutions Professor Gilly Salmon worked with as she was developing the process. It is now a cornerstone for our approach to learning design. Like a number of other institutions, we have developed and modified the process to suit our context.
Over the past year we have been in discussions with a number of colleagues at other institutions where we have shared our different experiences and approaches. One of the first outputs of these discussions was a joint workshop, Evolving Carpe Diem, with Julie Usher, University of Northampton, at this year’s SEDA conference in Cardiff. Unfortunately Linda and I couldn’t make it to Cardiff in person, but we did join remotely via Collaborate Ultra.
However, just in case the technology gods weren’t on side we, in true Blue Peter fashion, prepared a short intro video and narrated slides, links below. Many thanks to Julie for running such a great session at the conference and to everyone who participated.