Design a Learning App Concept (Fast!)

Brief Abstract

In this fast-paced, interactive session, participants will engage in a learner-centered design process to conceptualize, design, and test their own learning app. The presenters will take participants through a five-step design process that incorporates learning problem exploration and analysis; learning sciences application; prototyping; and user testing. This process is based on user-centered design and design-based research methods. Participants will have a deeper understanding of learning design and they will be able to adopt or adapt this design model for use in their own settings. All participants will leave the session with a concept for their own learning application. Learning Objectives: Apply a design model and design thinking in the learning design process. Incorporate research on learning in your design practice, including concepts such as motivation, self-regulation, and feedback. Co-design your own concept for a learning app with learning designers and learners.

Additional Authors

Jeff Bergin has led curriculum, instructional, and learner experience design for various educational technology companies for the past 20 years. Dr. Bergin is passionate about engaging learners in the design process, whether through learner-centered design, design-based research, design thinking methodologies, or learner codesign. Dr. Bergin is the Vice President of Learning Research & Design at Macmillan Learning, where he leads a team of design researchers and learning designers. Previously, he was the Vice President of Learning & Experience Design for Pearson’s Global Product Organization. Dr. Bergin has also worked at and consulted with a number of educational technology startups, and taught computer-media composition courses at Maricopa Community Colleges. He holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics from Arizona State University; a M.A. in English Literature and Language from Northern Arizona University; and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.

Extended Abstract