Theory & Practice of Empathic Design for Hybrid Learning 

Inaugural meeting of the DUN SIG on Technology Enhanced Learning. 

How to ruin a MOOC?

3 Dec, 2013, JISC RSC Yorkshire & the Humber Online Conference 
The Open Learning Design Studio MOOC: Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum ( was the first ever project-based MOOC on learning design. This session will reflect on what went well, what not so much, and what lessons can be learned.

Design-based research - a (present and) future paradigm for research in technology and education

7 Nov, 2013 Barcelona
In this talk, I will consider the rationale for a design approach to educational research and practice, propose a characterisation of this approach, list some of the current issues and debates, and present a particular methodology called SNaP! (scenarios, narratives and patterns).

Intro to Learning Design

This is a short version of the "introduction to Learning Design" talk I gave at the launch of the OLDS MOOC, 7th Jan, 2012.

Context is What We Take For Granted: Addressing Context in Design-Centric Teacher Training  

ConTEL workshop, EC-TEL 2011

Towards a Framework for a Design Science of Technology Enhanced Education

Design Narratives: An Intuitive Scientific Form for Capturing Design Knowledge In Education

Thursday, 17 February 2011, Chais 2011 conference
Slides (Hebrew) paper (English)

From Action to Abstraction, via Conversation: Using Google Apps to Facilitate Dialectical Education in an MA Course

Wednesday, 09 February 2011, 14:00 - 15:30, London Knowledge Lab

Patterns for building patterns communities 

4 March 2009, Keynote at e-learning patterns, Knowledge Media Research Center, Tuebingen (slides, video & book chapter)