The e-Design Template: a pedagogic guide for e-learning designers

Helen Walmsley

Keywords: learning design, framework, staff development, scaffolding

The e-Design Template is a simple (Word-based) pedagogic template that guides teachers and tutors when planning e-Learning. It highlights a small number of principles for good e-Learning and invites users to focus on learning activities that embed these principles. The template suggests activities for a range of delivery patterns including distance and blended learning and can be used to design curriculum-focused or tool-focused e-Learning. It has been used successfully to design small courses, whole awards and to review existing e-Learning designs. In this chapter, the e-Design Template in described with detailed examples. The value of this approach for sharing and re-use within a broader, online community of practice is also discussed.
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