Today I presented at the 26th ICDE Conference. I had been invited to keynote fully a year and half ago by the amazingly wonderful Prof. Paul Prinsloo who is everything you could want in a friend.
Eighteen months ago I was still on an academic career path as a learning technologist and my main focus was digital scholarship and personal learning networks. Since then my focus has shifted to Academic Tribe and our main work is learner experience design (LX Design) and open badges. As this is what has been on my mind, I was keen to get it out to my peers and hear their thoughts. So I was very pleased that Paul let me change my topic and I was also pleased that it seemed to fit very well with the themes that the other three keynotes this morning, Audrey Watters, Laura Czerniewicz and Aziza Ellozy, were sharing.
I will be writing multiple blog posts about my presentation and I will do that over at our hub at LXDesign.co. But as people have been asking particularly to see more of the Learner Journey Map, I want to share it here now.
Before I do, I should say that any learner experience design is a co-created team effort. And in the case of the learner journey map, we have to thank the wonderful Digital Learning Team in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University (such a talented and innovative group of people) who gave us the opportunity to work with them on the VE Express projects and said ok to a rather novel approach. Thanks Angela and Spiros! Also of course the lecturers, Annette Cook and Nicola Hardy, for being so open with their expertise and accepting of trying something new. And finally the most wonderfully talented graphic designer Eloise Acuna who totally took to the journey map concept and then made it 10x better. I will follow up with a full how-to on Learner Journey Mapping later, which will be shared via the Digital Learning Team site and our LXDesign blog.
So below is a low-res version of the Learner Journey Map. Be warned, it is still very large.
And you can review the slides on Slideshare.