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1st Edition

Designing Courses with Digital Technologies
Insights and Examples from Higher Education

Edited By

Stefan Hrastinski

ISBN 9780367700003
Published August 3, 2021 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Table of contents


Stefan Hrastinski, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Section A: Discussion forums and blogs

  1. Discussion forums in literature and film
  2. Carolina Leon Vegas, Dalarna University

  3. Discussion forums in management
  4. Richard Cotterill, University of York

  5. Knowledge construction through blogs
  6. Maria Limniou, University of Liverpool

    Section B: Collaboration

  7. Online pair programming
  8. David Parsons, Darcy Vo, Karen Lambrechts, The Mind Lab

  9. Digital collaboration tools
  10. Eric Loepp, Nicole Weber, University of Washington-Whitewater

  11. Problem-based learning in international online groups
  12. Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Maria Kvarnström, Linköping University, Jörg Pareigis, Karlstad University, Lars Uhlin, Linköping University, Lotta Åbjörnsson, Lund University

    Section C: Collaborative writing and reading

  13. Collaborative writing in group work
  14. Katarina Lindahl, Dalarna University

  15. Collaborative writing in the classroom
  16. Angel Fan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Angela Daly, University of Strathclyde

  17. Contributing to public debate through collaborative writing
  18. Patric Wallin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  19. Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills
  20. Matt East, Talis, Hope Williard, Jamie Wood, University of Lincoln

    Section D: Group work

  21. Students as content creators
  22. Jane Guiller, John Smith, Glasgow Caledonian University

  23. Virtual teams
  24. Ann-Sofie Hellberg, Jonas Moll, Örebro University

    Section E: Flipped classroom

  25. Teaching Mandarin vocabulary using a flipped approach
  26. Xinyi Tan, Coastal Carolina University

  27. Flipped math teaching
  28. Bei Zhang, University of Vermont

  29. Flipping an online module in computational physics
  30. Christophe Demazière, Tom Adawi, Christian Stöhr, Chalmers University of Technology

    Section F: Video

  31. Video assignments
  32. BethAnne Paulsrud, David Gray, Katherina Dodou, Dalarna University

  33. Interactive videos
  34. Rob Lowney, Maria Loftus, Dublin City University

  35. Authentic vlogs
  36. Felicity Healey-Benson, University of Wales

    Section G: Video conference

  37. Relation building in break out groups
  38. Kristin Landrø, Camilla Hellesøy Krogstie, Gunhild Marie Roald, Patric Wallin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  39. Using video conference for group problem solving
  40. Siming Guo, Coastal Carolina University

  41. Recording synchronous online teaching to develop practice
  42. Tim Gander, The Mind Lab

    Section H: Student induction and responsive teaching

  43. Student-generated induction in a lecture theatre
  44. Nicholas Bowskill, University of Derby

  45. Pre-class surveys to inform course design

Angela van Barneveld, Helen DeWaard, Lakehead University

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Stefan Hrastinski is Professor in the Division of Digital Learning and Director of Research Education in the Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.