The Learning & Experience Design (LED) research group was established in August 2017 under the leadership of Ana-Paula Correia, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at The Ohio State University. Graduate students Ceren Korkmaz, Cara A. North, Karen Bruce Wallace and Vicki Simmerman were the inaugural members. Erin Clarke is the newest LED member. She joined the research group in August 2018.
The research group is dedicated to investigating learning design processes and pedagogies to create deep learning, which is learning that is situated in applied contexts. We believe that, in deep learning, “learners relate ideas to previous knowledge, look for underlying patterns, examine claims critically, and reflect on their own understanding” (Weigel, 2002, p. 6).
Weigel, V. B. (2002). Deep learning for a digital age: Technology’s untapped potential to enrich higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.