Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age examines contemporary issues in the design and delivery of effective learning through a critical discussion of the theoretical and professional perspectives informing current digital education practice. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to address socio-cultural approaches, learning analytics, curriculum change, and key theoretical developments from education sciences. Illustrated by case studies across disciplines and continents for a diversity of researchers, practitioners, and lecturers, the book is an essential guide to learning technologies that is pedagogically sound, learner-focused, and accessible.

chapter |14 pages

An Introduction to Rethinking Pedagogy

ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

part 1|2 pages

Theories and Principles

chapter 1|15 pages

Learning Theory and the New Science of Learning

ByTerry Mayes

chapter 2|17 pages

Learning Activities and Activity Systems

ByHelen Beetham

chapter 3|17 pages

The Analysis of Complex Learning Environments

ByPeter Goodyear, Lucila Carvalho

chapter 4|19 pages

A View from Social Science

Foundational Issues for Design
ByChristopher R. Jones

chapter 5|18 pages

The Community of Inquiry Theoretical Framework

Designing Collaborative Online and Blended Learning
ByMartha Cleveland-Innes

part 2|2 pages


chapter 6|15 pages

Learning Designs as a Stimulus and Support for Teachers’ Design Practices

ByShirley Agostinho, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Jennifer Jones, Barry Harper

chapter 7|14 pages

The Challenge of Teachers’ Design Practice

ByLiz Masterman

chapter 8|15 pages

Designing for Learning within an Organisational Context

ByRhona Sharpe, Alejandro Armellini

chapter 9|15 pages

Open Education

Design and Policy Considerations
ByCatherine Cronin

chapter 10|15 pages

Frameworks to Guide Practice

ByGráinne Conole

part 3|2 pages

Influences and Futures

chapter 11|16 pages

Design Principles for Learning with Mobile Devices

ByAgnes Kukulska-Hulme, John Traxler

chapter 12|15 pages

Designs for Professional Learning

ByRachel H. Ellaway

chapter 13|15 pages

Datafication of Education

A Critical Approach to Emerging Analytics Technologies and Practices
ByBen Williamson

chapter 14|14 pages

Student as Producer Is Hacking the University

ByJoss Winn, Dean Lockwood

part 4|2 pages


chapter Resource 1|8 pages

Theory into Practice

Approaches to Understanding How People Learn and Implications for Design
Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 2|4 pages

Learning Activity Design

A Checklist
Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 3|9 pages

Digital Learning Activities

Linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 4|2 pages

Digital Capability Checklist for Curriculum Designers

Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 5|2 pages

Blue Skies Planning Checklist

Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 6|2 pages

Critics’ Checklist

Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 7|2 pages


Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe

chapter Resource 8|6 pages

Digital and Information Literacy Expressed in Programme Learning Outcomes

Edited ByHelen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe