DDI – DESIGN DEVELOP IMPLEMENT is an evidence-based innovative and collaborative approach to rapid program design and development at Macquarie University. It is activity based, iterative, forward-looking, and grounded in everyday educational practices. The DDI process is situated in a supported social learning environment providing university program teams the space and time to explicitly integrate the language, practice and tools for learning design with access to expertise required for that context. The program teams collaborate to develop design patterns, while informed by theory, work with what is practical in context (i.e. what program teams can achieve). It involves an action and design-based research approach to ‘hothouse’ and ‘ring-fence’ the design and development of design patterns for learning.
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2015 and 2016 have been a busy time iteratively improving the process and also changing contexts for Panos, Natalie and I. We are aiming to have all the resources available under creative commons early 2017 – Deidre