Meet Irwin DeVries

Role and purpose of a design blueprint

Irwin DeVries is Director, Curriculum Development at Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Irwin blogs occasionally at Open and Distance Learning and you can follow his tweet stream @IrwinDev.

TRU is a founding anchor partner of the OERu collaboration and Irwin led the development team of one of the first OERu prototype courses, Art Appreciation and Techniques.

Irwin has researched the OERu development model documenting his findings in his PhD thesis: Open Course Design and Development: A Case Study in the Open Educational Resource University (you can access an editable version of the thesis under open license from Irwin’s userpage in WikiEducator).

In this video Irwin reflects on the role and purpose of a design blueprint highlighting key differences when implemented in an open design and development model.

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