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An introduction to rethinking pedagogy for a digital age
ByHELEN BEETHAM, RHONA SHARPE
Pages 10

In her foreword, Laurillard encourages us to build bridges between the technologies we have at our disposal and the ambitions we have to transform post-compulsory education. Throughout this book we argue that this can be achieved by a reconsideration of the pedagogical practices that underpin education. As learning contexts are increasingly rich in electronic and mobile technologies, so research into e-learning has more to offer the mainstream of educational practice. The chapters collected here offer a critical discussion of the issues surrounding the design, sharing and reuse of learning activities, and offer tools that practitioners can apply to their own concerns and contexts. The aim is to bring the insights of learning design into the educational process, and to extend the repertoire of tools and techniques in everyday use.