I am trying to come up with a visualisation to describe the key themes of my book on learning design and the relationship between them. The current view I have come up with is this one.
At the centre is the Open Learning Design Methodology (OLDM) that is the main focus of the book. The diagram shows how this draws on four main areas: i) the broader theoretical perspectives and methodology from research in e-learning and Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), ii) the notion of design languages and how they are used in a range of disciplines, iii) related research areas such as instructional design, and iv) the nature and characteristics of open, social and participatory media. The middle layer shows that OLDM draws, in particular, on the theoretical concepts of Mediating Artefacts and affordances. Then the top layer shows how this feeds into the three main components of OLDM; i) design representations and tools, ii) the nature of openness, and iii) different forms of community and interaction. This almost maps perfectly with the current chapter order, except for the theory and methodology section, wondering if I should reorder and have this as chapter 2 instead of 5 to fit the diagram? Hmmm….