There are two distinct professional communities that share an interest in using innovative approaches and emerging technologies to design and implement effective support for learning. This edited collection addresses the growing divide between the learning sciences community and the instructional design and technology community, bringing leading scholars from both fields together in one volume in an attempt to find productive middle ground. Chapters discuss the implications of not bridging this divide, propose possible resolutions, and go on to lay a foundation for continued discourse in this important area.

chapter 1|7 pages

Historical introduction

chapter 3|15 pages

Finding a middle ground

Wars Never Settle Anything

chapter 5|15 pages

Learning sciences and instructional design

Big Challenges and Multi-field, Multidisciplinary Solutions

chapter 6|9 pages


Cherishing the Middle Ground

chapter 10|21 pages

The collaboration imperative

chapter 13|10 pages

Learning analytics design

chapter 14|14 pages

Continuing the discourse