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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

Stefan Hrastinski, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Section A: Discussion forums and blogs

  1. Discussion forums in literature and film
    Carolina Leon Vegas, Dalarna University
  2. Discussion forums in management
    Richard Cotterill, University of York
  3. Knowledge construction through blogs
    Maria Limniou, University of Liverpool
  4. Section B: Collaboration

  5. Online pair programming
    David Parsons, Darcy Vo, Karen Lambrechts, The Mind Lab
  6. Digital collaboration tools
    Eric Loepp, Nicole Weber, University of Washington Whitewater
  7. Problem-based learning in international online groups
    Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Maria Kvarnström, Linköping University, Jörg Pareigis, Karlstad University, Lars Uhlin, Linköping University, Lotta Åbjörnsson, Lund University
  8. Section C: Collaborative writing and reading

  9. Collaborative writing in group work
    Katarina Lindahl, Dalarna University
  10. Collaborative writing in the classroom
    Angel Fan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Angela Daly, University of Strathclyde
  11. Contributing to public debate through collaborative writing
    Patric Wallin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  12. Collaborative annotation to support students’ online reading skills
    Matt East, Talis, Hope Williard, Jamie Wood, University of Lincoln
  13. Section D: Group work

  14. Students as content creators
    Jane Guiller, John Smith, Glasgow Caledonian University
  15. Virtual teams
    Ann-Sofie Hellberg, Jonas Moll, Örebro University
  16. Section E: Flipped classroom

  17. Teaching Mandarin vocabulary using a flipped approach
    Xinyi Tan, Coastal Carolina University
  18. Flipped math teaching in diagnostic medicine
    Bei Zhang, University of Vermont
  19. Flipping an online module in computational physics
    Christophe Demazière, Tom Adawi, Christian Stöhr, Chalmers University of Technology
  20. Section F: Video

  21. Video assignments
    BethAnne Paulsrud, David Gray, Katherina Dodou, Dalarna University
  22. Interactive videos
    Rob Lowney, Maria Loftus, Dublin City University
  23. Authentic vlogs
    Felicity Healey-Benson, University of Wales
  24. Section G: Video conference

  25. Relation building in break out groups
    Kristin Landrø, Camilla Hellesøy Krogstie, Gunhild Marie Roald, Patric Wallin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  26. Using video conference for group problem solving
    Siming Guo, Coastal Carolina University
  27. Recording synchronous online teaching to develop practice
    Tim Gander, The Mind Lab
  28. Section H: Student induction and responsive teaching

  29. Student-generated induction in a lecture theatre
    Nicholas Bowskill, University of Derby
  30. 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.