The LCM model is primarily intended to be used by instructors designing, developing and offering MOOCs. The structural elements and interaction dynamics in the LCM model inform the pedagogical design and can operationalized in multiple ways. A variety of learning activities can be created in different formats (for example, multiple selection questions, drag & drop with images, using different technologies (for example, video editors, MOOC platforms). In addition, the LCM model can be applied to formats such as blended courses or a flipped class.
Typical use cases of LCM model adoption are:
|Adoption in Online setting
(For Innovators & Creators)
|Adoption in Blended setting
(For Innovators and Mentors)
|Complete adoption (Full LCM)||Selective adoption (LCM Lite)||Complete integration (Full LCM for Online + F2F components)||Selective integration (LCM Lite for Online + F2F components)|
|MOOC that is entirely based on the LCM model. Apply all elements and interactions in the LCM model by using the activity constructors and design principles.||MOOC or online course that is partially based on the LCM model. Apply one or more elements of the LCM model using the respective activity constructor. For example, a large-scale MOOC may contain LeDs with Reflection Spots and LbDs with constructive customized feedback, but not LxTs or LxIs. Another online course for a closed group of participants may primarily contain LxIs along with other standard MOOC aspects. In all cases, it is recommended that the design principles be followed.||Incorporating LCM elements in a flipped class . For example, LeDs and LbDs can be used as the out-of-class component so that students get practice in simple application.||Augmenting a blended course with LCM elements. For example, an LxI can be used as an out-of-class activity to prime learners before discussing the main concept in the face-to-face session.|