LEAD (Learning Design – Designing for Learning) is a 2 year project (fall 2012-2014) to bring

  • design thinking to learning design and
  • design expertise to the development process of technological learning solutions.

Learning situations vary widely, from classroom to conferences and to more informal learning settings. One thing common to all these situations is that the learning situation should be planned and prepared: this planning and preparing is closely analogous to design process.

Design methodology and thinking can be applied in the planning and preparing for education situation. Design thinking can significantly improve teachers’ and event organizers’ capabilities to engage learners and audiences, deliver the message, and successfully achieve the goals. Read more about design thinking and our theoretical outcomes in Research.

Project consortium is combination of Finnish leading universities with major international academic collaboration, active new start-ups and SMEs developing new solutions for educational institutes and organizations for tackling the 21st century information management and learning challenges, and high-impact testbeds that act as a catalyst for companies to trial their solutions and competencies. Read more about project partners and actors in Partners. Read more about our technology development and solutions in Tools.

Project is partly funded by Tekes.