Carpe Diem (‘seize the day’) is a highly practical and interactive face-to-face learning design workshop for a course team comprising a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 15 participants. All team members design, re-design or revamp an existing online course, or the online components of a ‘blended learning’ course.
The Carpe Diem process comprises:
Outcomes: By the end of the second day, the course team has:
The Carpe Diem workshop planner is available as an open educational resource at:
A good source of information is the Carpe Diem website (www.le.ac.uk/carpediem)
Published research into Carpe Diem-related areas includes the peer-reviewed journal articles listed below.
Armellini, A., & Aiyegbayo, O. (2010). Learning design and assessment with e-tivities. British Journal of Educational Technology 41(6), 922-935.
Armellini, A., Salmon, G., & Hawkridge, D. (2009). The Carpe Diem journey: Designing for learning transformation. In T. Mayes, D. Morrison, H. Mellar, P. Bullen and M. Oliver (Eds.), Transforming higher education through technology-enhanced learning (pp. 135-148). York: The Higher Education Academy. http://bit.ly/5pS5EZ
Armellini, A., & Jones, S. (2008). Carpe Diem: Seizing each day to foster change in e-learning design. Reflecting Education, 4(1), 17-29. Available from http://tinyurl.com/58q2lj
Salmon, G., Jones, S., & Armellini, A. (2008). Building institutional capability in e-learning design. ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology, 16(2), 95-109."
Dr Alejandro Armellini,
Senior Learning Designer
Beyond Distance Research Alliance
University of Leicester
103-105 Princess Road East
Leicester, LE1 7LG, UK
T: 0116 252 3675