Evolutions of Carpe Diem for Learning Design

Julie Usher, Sheila MacNeill, Linda Creanor

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This paper presents a comparative case study from two UK universities that contextualises their use of the Carpe Diem Learning Design methodology.  The aim of the case study is not to share an evaluation of the Carpe Diem process per se, as both institutions are confident in the validity of the design process it scaffolds. Rather, it explores the different contexts, institutional drivers and evolutions of the original process in both institutions: supporting the development of online programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, and blended programmes through the CAIeRO framework (Creating Aligned Interactive educational Resource Opportunities) at the University of Northampton. It then shares common challenges and opportunities; in particular the use of Carpe Diem to support open educational practice. The aim is to contribute to an ongoing collaborative narrative around the processes involved in implementing and embedding a formal learning design process such as Carpe Diem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalCompass: Journal of Learning and Teaching
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Learning design
  • Digital learning
  • open education practice


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