Designing Courses with Digital Technologies offers guidance for higher education instructors integrating digital technologies into their teaching, assessment and overall support of students. Written by and for instructors from a variety of disciplines, this book presents evaluations that the contributors have implemented in real-life courses, spanning blended and distance learning, flipped classrooms, collaborative technologies, video-supported learning and beyond. Chapter authors contextualize their approaches beyond simple how-tos, exploring both the research foundations and professional experiences that have informed their use of digital tools while reflecting on their successes, challenges and ideas for future development.

chapter |6 pages


ByStefan Hrastinski

section Section A|19 pages

Discussion Forums and Blogs

chapter Chapter 1|5 pages

Discussion Forums in Literature and Film

ByCarolina León Vegas

chapter Chapter 2|6 pages

Discussion Forums in Management

ByRichard Cotterill

chapter Chapter 3|6 pages

Knowledge Construction Through Blogs

ByMaria Limniou

section Section B|21 pages


chapter Chapter 4|7 pages

Online Pair Programming

ByDavid Parsons, Darcy Vo, Karen Baker

chapter Chapter 5|6 pages

Digital Collaboration Tools

ByEric Loepp, Nicole Weber

chapter Chapter 6|6 pages

Problem-Based Learning in International Online Groups

ByAlastair Creelman, Maria Kvarnström, Jörg Pareigis, Lars Uhlin, Lotta Åbjörnsson
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section Section C|23 pages

Collaborative Writing and Reading

chapter Chapter 7|5 pages

Collaborative Writing in Group Work

ByKatarina Lindahl

chapter Chapter 8|5 pages

Collaborative Writing in the Classroom

ByAngel Fan, Angela Daly

chapter Chapter 9|5 pages

Contributing to Public Debate Through Collaborative Writing

ByPatric Wallin

chapter Chapter 10|6 pages

Collaborative Annotation to Support Students' Online Reading Skills

ByJamie Wood, Matt East, Hope Williard

section Section D|13 pages

Group Work

chapter Chapter 11|6 pages

Students as Content Creators

ByJane Guiller, John Smith

chapter Chapter 12|5 pages

Virtual Teams

ByJonas Moll, Ann-Sofie Hellberg

section Section E|18 pages

Flipped Classroom

chapter Chapter 13|6 pages

Teaching Mandarin Vocabulary Using a Flipped Approach

ByXinyi Tan

chapter Chapter 14|5 pages

Flipped Math Teaching in Diagnostic Medicine

ByBei Zhang

chapter Chapter 15|5 pages

Flipping an Online Module in Computational Physics

ByChristophe Demazière, Tom Adawi, Christian Stöhr

section Section F|18 pages


chapter Chapter 16|5 pages

Video Assignments

ByBethAnne Paulsrud, David Gray, Katherina Dodou

chapter Chapter 17|6 pages

Interactive Videos

ByRob Lowney, Maria Loftus

chapter Chapter 18|5 pages

Authentic Vlogs

ByFelicity Healey-Benson

section Section G|17 pages


chapter Chapter 19|5 pages

Relationship Building in Breakout Groups

ByKristin Landrø, Camilla Hellesøy Krogstie, Gunhild Marie Roald, Patric Wallin

chapter Chapter 20|5 pages

Using Videoconferencing for Group Problem-Solving

BySiming Guo

chapter Chapter 21|5 pages

Recording Synchronous Online Teaching to Develop Practice

ByTim Gander

section Section H|22 pages

Student Induction and Responsive Teaching

chapter Chapter 22|6 pages

Student-Generated Induction in a Lecture Theatre

ByNicholas Bowskill

chapter Chapter 23|5 pages

Preclass Surveys to Inform Course Design

ByAngela van Barneveld, Helen DeWaard

chapter Chapter 24|9 pages

Concluding Discussion

What We Know
ByStefan Hrastinski