Effective practice in a digital age JISC. Key principles for designing technology-enhanced learning

An extract from Effective practice in a digital age a guide to technology- enhanced learning and teaching by JISC

Key principles for designing technology-enhanced learning
“Blended learning exploits the affordances of technology to promote active participative learning in both face-to-face and online contexts.
Practitioners teach and learners learn in a context of increasing choice. Effective practice in a digital age includes selecting the most appropriate tools for the purpose.

Learners can be active makers and shapers of their own learning. They should be supported in using technologies of their own choice where appropriate.
Even advanced users of technology look to their tutors for guidance on how to use technology in learning. Understanding how to learn in a digital world is a vital skill.
When unfamiliar technologies are integrated into learning designs, the benefits need to be clearly communicated to learners.
Benefits arise when there is coherence between technologies and media, the learning tasks and outcomes, and subject-specific demands of a course.
Where technology is used, it extends the potential for learning and is not used for its own sake.”

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