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Designing Digital Education, 2019/20, Semester 2
Katharine Stapleford
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Journals you should browse:

British Educational Research Journal.

British Journal of Educational Technology.

Computers and Education.

Instructional Science.

International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Learning and Instruction.

Technology, Pedagogy and Education.

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Unit One: What are learning environments...?

Required reading

Hamilton, E.R., Rosenberg, J.M. and Akcaoglu, M. (2016) “The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model: a Critical Review and Suggestions for its Use” TechTrends, 09/2016


Further reading

Arshavskiy, M. 2017. Instructional Design for eLearning. (2nd ed.). [Ebook].    

Harris, F. (2018) "Outdoor learning spaces: The case of forest school" Area. ISSN: 0004-0894, 06/2018, Volume 50, Issue 2

Mercer, N. & Hodgkinson, S. (2008) (eds) Exploring Talk in School: inspired by the work of Douglas Barnes. London: Sage

Puentedura, R. (2006). “Transformation, technology, and education” (blog post, retrieved 23rd January 2019)

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Unit Two: Developing digital resources for the learner. Who are your learners and why does it matter?

Required reading

Salmon, G., Pechenkina, E., Chase, A.-M. and Ross, B. (2017), Designing Massive Open Online Courses to take account of participant motivations and expectations. British Journal of Educational Technology. ISSN: 0007-1013, 48: 1284–1294. doi:10.1111/bjet.12497  

Further reading

Bayne, S. and Ross, J. (2007) The ‘digital native’ and ‘digital immigrant’: a dangerous opposition. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) December 2007. - Available online:

Bennett, S., Maton, K. & Kervin, L. (2008) The ‘digital natives’ debate: a critical review of the evidence, British Journal of Educational Technology. ISSN: 0007-1013. 39(5), 775–786.

Barry, M., & Egan, A. (2018). An adult learner’s learning style should inform but not limit educational choices. International review of education = Internationale Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft = Revue internationale de pédagogie. ISSN: 0020-8566, 64(1), 31-42. doi:10.1007/s11159-017-9694-6

Bennett, S. and K. Maton (2010). Beyond the ‘digital natives’ debate: Towards a more nuanced understanding of students' technology experiences. Journal of computer assisted learning. ISSN: 0266-4909. Volume 26, Issue 5, pages 321–331, October 2010

Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L. and Cocking, R. R. (1999) How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School Washington: National Academy Press available online at

Brown, C. and Czerniewicz, L. Debunking the ‘digital native’: beyond digital apartheid, towards digital democracy. Journal of computer assisted learning. ISSN: 0266-4909. 26:5 pp 357-36

Coffield, F., Moseley, D., Hall, E. and Ecclestone, K. (2004) Should we be using learning styles? : What research has to say to practice London: Learning and Skills Research Centre, available from

Gravani M. N. (2015) Adult learning in a distance education context: theoretical and methodological challenges, International journal of lifelong education. ISSN: 0260-1370, 34:2, 172-193, DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2014.982728

Green, H. and Hannon, C. (2007) Their Space: Education for the Digital Generation Demos

Helsper, E. & Eynon, R. (2010). Digital natives: where is the evidence? . British educational research journal. ISSN: 0141-1926. 36 (3), 503-520.

Jones, Chris; Ramanau, Ruslan; Cross, Simon and Healing, Graham (2010). Net generation or Digital Natives: Is there a distinct new generation entering university? Computers and education. ISSN: 0360-1315., 54(3), pp. 722–732.

Kirschner, P. A., & De Bruyckere, P. (2017). The myths of the digital native and the multitasker. Teaching and teacher education. ISSN: 0742-051x, 67, 135-142. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2017.06.001

Knowles M. S., Holton III E.F. and Swanson R.A. (1998) The Adult Learner (5th Edition) Houston: Gulf Publishing

Lee, K., Choi, H., & Cho, Y. H. (2019). Becoming a competent self: A developmental process of adult distance learning. The internet and higher education. ISSN: 1096-7516, 41, 25-33. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2018.12.001

Oblinger, D.G. and Oblinger J.L. (2005) "Educating the Net Generation" Educause e-Book

Parry RL(2010)“Minding the Gaps: Teacher's Cultures, Student Cultures”, Adolescents' online literacies : connecting classrooms, digital media, and popular culture ISBN: 9781433105517 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1433105519 (pbk. : alk. paper), Alvermann DE (eds.).Peter Lang Pub Inc.

Prensky, M. (2001a) "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants" On the horizon. ISSN: 1074-8121. Vol. 9 No. 5,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

Prensky, M. (2001b) Do They Really Think Differently? On the horizon. ISSN: 1074-8121. Vol. 9 No. 6,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part2.pdf

Sanson, C. And Thoman D.B. (2005) "Does what we feel affect what we learn? Some answers and new questions" Learning and instruction. ISSN: 0959-4752. 15/5 pp 507-515

Zembylas, M. (2008) Adult learners’ emotions in online learning, Distance education. ISSN: 0158-7919; 1475-0198, 29:1, 71-87, DOI: 10.1080/01587910802004852852

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Unit Three

Required Reading

Honebein, P. C. and Sink, D. L. (2012), The practice of eclectic instructional design. Performance improvement (International Society for Performance Improvement) ISSN: 1090-8811., 51: 26-31. doi:10.1002/pfi.21312 Available from

References and Further Reading

Illeris, K. (ed) (2009) Contemporary theories of learning : learning theorists... in their own words Abingdon: Routledge
Lave,J., and Wenger, E. (1991) Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation ISBN: 0521423740 (pbk); 0521413087 Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.
Papert, S. (1980) Mindstorms : children, computers and powerful ideas Brighton. Harvester Press.
Siemens, G. (2005, January). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. Retrieved from (retrieved 08/01/2019)
Smidt, S. (2009) Introducing Vygotsky : a guide for practitioners and students in the early years: Abingdon: Routledge
Smith, L., Dockrell, J., & Tomlinson, P. (Eds.) (1997). Piaget, Vygotsky and beyond : future issues for developmental psychology and education. London: Routledge.
Vygotsky, L.S. (1962). Thought and language Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Vygotsky, L.S. (1978). Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes ISBN: 0674576292 (pbk); 0674576284. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Site devoted to Seymour Papert The Jean Piaget Society. Links and Resources

This list was last updated on 30/10/2019