Pedagogic template to guide the design of ePDP tasks

Pedagogic template to guide the design
of ePDP tasks
University of Wolverhampton
Pathfinder project
For more information go to or contact Dr Paul Brett:
Megan Lawton: Emma Purnell:
University of Wolverhampton Pathfinder project.
Pedagogic template to guide the design of ePDP tasks.
How would you define e-PDP?
What is you motivation for wanting to
integrate e-PDP activities into your teaching?
Why now?
What module/session are you planning to
include ePDP activities?
What are the learning outcomes for this
module session?
Number of learners and their characteristics
Number of tutors involved and in what
What is the module/session mode of
Has paper based PDP been an element of
this module previously?
If so, what was it?
Are you planning to transfer paper based
PDP online? If yes, how will the ‘e’ enhance
the PDP experience?
Are there any current strengths in the paper
based version that you would like to transfer
Enhancing learning
What area of student learning or skill
development do you aim to enhance through
Identifying suitable ePDP tasks
Do you know the ePDP activity you want to
If so, what is it, and how did you arrive at
your decision?
If you have no clear idea which ePDP
activities you wish to undertake.
Ward (2007) outline possible groupings that
PDP activities may fit into:
Please highlight any categories you may
wish to explore
Recording experiences
Concerning skills
Concerning values, attitudes, motivations,
Goal setting
Summarising (for presentation)
Understanding one’s learning
If your ePDP plan didn’t fit into any of the
categories shown, how would you categorise
the area of PDP you are interested in?
Click on the link in the right hand box for a
list of PDP activities outlined by Ward (2007)
These may help you choose a suitable PDP
activity (please not that this list refers to
PDP tasks rather than ePDP, questioning the
suitability for ‘e’ delivery will follow.
Did you identify suitable activities? (either
from the Ward and Richardson (2007) list or
of your own choosing to support the areas of
student learning, skills and development you
wish to enhance? If so list the activities.
Are the activities you have identified suitable
to be carried out online? What interactivity
will you included to ensure activities do not
become ‘digital paper’?
Integrating ePDP task into the module/session
Will the ePDP activities be linked to the
assessment outcome of the module? In what
What tools and resources will you need?
Which technology do you think is most
suitable for the tasks you have chosen?
E,g, eportfolio system, web 2.0 tools, VLE,
other, etc
How do you plan to give feedback? What
feedback expectations will you set?
What support needs will there be?
What exactly are you going to ask your
students to do? How will you present the
ePDP tasks?
Indicative list of PDP tasks
Ward (2007)
Thinking ahead
What are the potential benefits to both you
and your students if you integrate ePDP into
your module?
What are the potential problems and risks
associated with integrating ePDP into your
Some template headings have been adapted from Appendix 10:Template for designing a case
study in e-Learning Practice. Beetham and Sharpe (2007)
Beetham, H and Sharpe, R (2007) Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age. Designing and
delivering e-learning. London: Routledge
Ward, R (2007) What might PDP services look like: an attempt at a ‘back of an envelope’ PDP
Reference Model? (Paper still under development)
For more information go to or contact Dr Paul Brett:
Megan Lawton: Emma Purnell: