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1 BBC LearningJohn Millner A new digital content format for learning: iWonder What the Research Says London Knowledge Lab Sept

2 BBC LearningJohn Millner

3 BBC LearningJohn Millner The Knowledge and Learning project: editorial integration

4 BBC LearningJohn Millner The Knowledge and Learning project: technical integration

5 BBC LearningJohn Millner What might a digital content format designed for learning look like? Needs to have: A [non-linear] structure progression and signposting specific learning goals a learning narrative opportunities for reflection Needs to utilise: the different educational affordances of different digital media the connectedness of the web the mobility of learners

6 BBC LearningJohn Millner Building on the successful Bitesize format.. Bitesize study guide elementPhase of learning Revision chapter ➡ (mainly text & image) Apprehending, knowledge transfer Video / audio chapter ➡ Engagement, reinforcement Activity chapter ➡ Manipulation, practice, integration Quiz chapter ➡ Diagnostic, reflection, reward

7 BBC LearningJohn Millner Utilising the different educational affordances of different digital media.. (leaning on Laurillard) Learning phaseAppropriate media technologies Engaging, apprehending ➡ Video, audio, text, image Exploring, experimenting, practising ➡ Interactive objects of various kinds; games & quizzes Comparing, discussing, internalising ➡ Onward journeys; comment & share tools; personalisation features; mobile optimisation Reflecting, articulating, expressing ➡ Questions and polls; comment/share tools; user-generation of content; mobile optimisation

8 BBC LearningJohn Millner The evolving iWonder guide format exemplifies these principles. Here’s an example:

9 BBC LearningJohn Millner Responsive design for mobile learning..

10 BBC LearningJohn Millner Some numbers.. 250,000 users viewed at least one guide in 2 nd week of September Most popular guide that week was a Key Stage 1 computer science guide with 50,000 unique UK browsers Next most popular was a guide to taking great photographs of space, with 25,000 unique browsers iWonder guide What’s wrong with my cake? Attracted 50,000 users in August And some cladistically speaking birds ARE therapod dinosaurs... And we are both weird, dry, landwalking fish. V. impressed with BBC iWonder, powerfully simple idea, great product realisation, imaginative use of existing assets and resources #class bbc.co.uk/iwonder - love the style of this microsite; lots of info on nutrition that I will need next academic year for Food DT class I think I've just fallen in love... with a website... bbc.co.uk/iwonder #ItsLikeMyMind

11 BBC LearningJohn Millner iWonder guides: what next? New features and format variants (eg Timelines) Explore use of Guides in the formal learning (Bitesize) space Open up guides to other authors: across BBC, then partner organisations, then learners themselves Ultimately we’d like iWonder users to be able to publish and share guides with communities of other learners

12 BBC LearningJohn Millner A guide took my hand Showed me new a horizon Left me wondering


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