Global Learning by Design

Developing a flexible and sustainable approach to curriculum design for a global university of design and technology.

Global Learning by Design (GLbD) was a major university project, that supported collaboration across the university. The project utilised flexible and sustainable approaches to curriculum design and delivery and developed a series of reusable learning design patterns that can be adapted to enhance the student learning experience. The learning design patterns give a step by step guide to implementing changes in learning and teaching activities at a program and course levels.

Global Learning by Design was underpinned by four pillars:

  • Ensuring staff and students are connected globally through their core activities of teaching and learning.
  • Designing and delivering academic programs for multiple locations and multiple channels.
  • Building sustainable solutions for the use of educational technologies that are innovative and practical.
  • Building capabilities and capacity within RMIT to respond to new developments in the sector.

Learning design patterns

A series of major patterns were developed as well as multiple mini patterns that provide a quick how-to for easy application in your teaching practice.

All pattern are available from the learning design pattern collection.

Further information

For further information on embedding learning design patterns in your curriculum, please contact your College learning and teaching support group.