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Design of cope14

Posted on: April 18, 2014

The preparation of cope14 is done – we will start after Easter on April 22. The only thing left to do is to reflect the design of cope14  – and to enjoy the Easter Weekend.

I evaluated the design of cope14 and our intentions using the method of the footprints of emergence of Jenny Mackness and Roy Williams.


The footprints help to investigate how open the learning design is and if the learners run the risk to drown in chaos. I’m doing footprints for more than 1,5 years now and I like them a lot. The 25 factors give me the possibility to reflect my design in detail and at the end to discover something unexpected.

At the centre of the blue circle and around it there is the zone of prescribed learning. As we respect the principles of connectivism autonomy, diversity, interactivity and openness for cope14, there are no factors in the prescribed zone.

When I’m looking at my footprint I observe that the design is an open one and that I suppose the learners to have a lot of freedom for personal growth (cluster “Agency”). I believe that this freedom for development could also be exhausting for them, as my values for the factors multi modal (XM), open affordances, self organisation, autonomy, negotiated outcomes and identy are rather high –  the outer circle of the white points defines the beginning of the edge of chaos.

One factor is already in the edge of chaos, it’s Mp (cluster “Open / Structure”) – multi path – I perceive that there are many different possibilities to learn in cope14 (the website with its links and videos, the learners’ blogs, the fb or g+ communities, twitter, …) so I see the danger for the learners to get lost. On the other hand if they succeed in overcoming this phase they already have learned a lot and probably acquired competences for organizing themselves online.

Now I’m free to start the Easter Weekend and to relax before engaging in cope14.

3 Responses to "Design of cope14"

ich finde die footprints ja auch super.
Doch ich hätte da noch zwei Fragen:
1. Gibt es irgendwie eine Vorlage, mit der man sowas relativ schnell zeichnen kann?

2. Wie reliabel, valide etc. ist ein solcher footprint dann? Erheben solche Footprints überhaupt einen Anspruch daran?

Hier gibt es die Vorlagen – und weiter Infos,

Footprints sind gar nicht reliabel, mache ich den selben Footprint ein Monat später wieder, kommt was anderes raus – weil ich mich verändert habe, meine Erinnerung an den Kurs oder das Szenario anders ist…

Ich mache einen Footprint als Designerin, schau drauf und habe gleich ein Gefühl, ob mein Design “zumutbar” ist (bei cope14 ist es an der Grenze). Oft tauchen dann gleich Ideen auf, was ich verändern möchte.

Lässt man mehrere Personen Footprints des eigenen Designs machen, ist die Streuung unglaublich, was die einen als restriktiv erleben kann für andere ganz offen sein.

Wir haben übrigens am 17.9. eine Tagung zu den Footprints in Graz, bei denen Jenny Mackness und Roy Williams die Keynote halten werden 🙂

Ciao, Jutta

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