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 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

chapter |6 pages


section Section A|19 pages

Discussion Forums and Blogs

chapter Chapter 2|6 pages

Discussion Forums in Management

chapter Chapter 3|6 pages

Knowledge Construction Through Blogs

section Section B|21 pages


section Section C|23 pages

Collaborative Writing and Reading

section Section D|13 pages

Group Work

chapter Chapter 11|6 pages

Students as Content Creators

chapter Chapter 12|5 pages

Virtual Teams

section Section E|18 pages

Flipped Classroom

section Section F|18 pages


chapter Chapter 16|5 pages

Video Assignments

chapter Chapter 17|6 pages

Interactive Videos

chapter Chapter 18|5 pages

Authentic Vlogs

section Section G|17 pages


section Section H|22 pages

Student Induction and Responsive Teaching

chapter Chapter 24|9 pages

Concluding Discussion

What We Know