Learning Design: reflections on a snapshot of the current landscape

(2012). Learning Design: reflections on a snapshot of the current landscape. Research in Learning Technology, 20 pp. 85–94.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v20i0.19196


The mounting wealth of open and readily available information and the swift evolution of social, mobile and creative technologies warrant a re-conceptualisation of the role of educators: from providers of knowledge to designers of learning. This need is being addressed by a growing trend of research in Learning Design. Responding to this trend, the Art and Science of Learning Design workshop brought together leading voices in the field and provided a forum for discussing its key issues. It focused on three thematic axes: practices and methods, tools and resources, and theoretical frameworks. This paper reviews some definitions of Learning Design and then summarises the main contributions to the workshop. Drawing upon these, we identify three key challenges for Learning Design that suggest directions for future research.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 33910
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 2156-7077
  • Extra Information
  • Paper to be presented at The 19th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology to be held at the University of Manchester, UK, 11-13 September 2012.
  • Keywords
  • learning design; epistemology; design methods; design frameworks; theory development; representations
  • Depositing User
  • Yishay Mor