Designing Learning Systems

This course will build on prior coursework on theories of learning and design in order to engage learners in designing learning systems to support innovation and improvement. Students will become knowledgeable about the complexities of supporting a network of diverse learners to collaborate productively to reach a shared goal. Students will be introduced to a variety of direct and indirect organizational supports for learning, including roles/positions within the organization, learning events, organizational routines and tools. Students will explore aspects of successful learning organizations in different contexts (e.g. education, medicine, business) and investigate why coherence across organizational supports for learning matters. Lastly, students will be introduced to strategies and tools used to understand and design for organizational improvement and engage in simulations to design a coherent system of supports for learning in their professional context. [3 credits]