User Personas

Creating a #UserPersona for the students and staff in a course sets the stage for #LearnerCentred #CourseDesign

Personas are a tool to highlight the needs of the different student and staff groups throughout the course design or updating process. Using them helps everyone involved in the project develop a shared understanding of these groups’ needs and create a course or activity that is engaging and accessible to the widest group.

Personas represents a “hypothesized group of users” including their “behavior patterns, goals, skills, attitudes, and the environment” (Wikipedia editors July 2015). They combine demographic information with the kind of details and visuals that will help bring the personas to life.