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A practitioner-focused environment to support design for learning

The Phoebe project, funded by JISC, aimed to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. To realise this aim, the project team:

  • Developed a prototype online planning tool that offers users both flexible and guided paths through the planning process, and enables them to access a wide range of models, research findings and examples of innovative learning designs, intended to encourage them to explore new approaches and tools in their pedagogy;
  • User-tested the planning tool for functionality and usability; and
  • Investigated the feasibility of further development and the integration of the planning tool into pedagogic practice, by embedding use of the planning tool into a specific context for piloting and evaluation: namely, initial practitioner training and/or continuing professional development.

The project ran from May 2006 to May 2008.

To find out more and to download the prototype tool, visit the Phoebe project website or contact:

Marion Manton, Project Manager

In 2008 Phoebe won an award at Oxford’s IT in Teaching and Learning Awards, OxTALENT.