Designing for practice: practicing design in the social sciences

Jones, Chris (2007). Designing for practice: practicing design in the social sciences. In: Beetham, Helen and Sharp, Rhona eds. Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age: Designing and delivering e-learning. UK: Routledge, pp. 166–179.



About the book: Incorporating a variety of contexts – face-to-face, self-directed, blended and distance learning modes – this book examines different perspectives on effectively designing and delivering learning activities to ensure that future development is pedagogically sound, learner focused and accessible. It considers key topics including:

specific activities for achieving learning outcomes
classifies and clarifies technologies’ uses for learning and role in educational design
current systems and future developments
learners’ competencies and approaches
designing for mobile technologies
practitioner development
sustainability, organisational barriers and learning communities.

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