ELTjam’s Learner Experience Design (LXD) Framework was originally created to help people create more effective and engaging digital learning products. LXD looks at how good design works and adapts those principles to an educational context. But what does LXD look like when applied to a classroom setting, whether using technology or not? Come along to this PCE to find out how LXD works and how it could help you reimagine how you design and deliver your in-person or blended courses.
We will start by looking at user-centred design, the problem-solution paradigm and some of the other concepts that feed into our LXD framework. This will give a theoretical underpinning to the more practical session that follows.
In the second session, we will look at how you can change and improve your classroom teaching and lesson planning by using the LXD process to put the learner(s) more clearly at the centre of the decisions you make as a teacher and trainer.
Nick Robinson is one of the co-founders of ELTjam. His ELT career began in Spain in 2001 and since then he has worked extensively in publishing, materials writing, training and digital product development. Nick is deeply interested in the ways in which technology is impacting ELT, and how the learner experience (LX) can be improved in and out of the classroom. He has written extensively on the topic for the ELTjam blog and spoken widely on the international conference circuit.
Jo Sayers is a director of ELTjam, working on internal and external product development and on partnerships with technology companies and software developers. Jo has worked in ELT since 2006 as a teacher, materials writer, syllabus designer and product manager. He is a regular conference speaker and former Technology Coordinator for MaWSIG. He is interested in how technology can improve the lives of learners and works to improve the learning experiences of the products developed by ELTjam.