eLearning, ePedagogy and Design

This page contains resources developed by Australian Catholic University and other institutions and organisations on eLearning, ePedagogy and instructional design.

eLearning is the transfer of skills and knowledge via Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) which are often network-enabled (or supported). It encompasses a range of modes and platforms, such as web-based learning and computer-based learning, and a range of mediums, including the internet, learning management systems (LMS) like LEO, video and audio, and DVD. eLearning covers a broad continuum from fully online delivery to  face-to-face learning, and can be self-paced or instructor-led. eLearning can encompass the use of a range of ICT tools that support learning theories such as reflective practices and social constructivism via such mediums as blogs (online journals), wikis, social networking, discussion forums, animations and podcasts.

ePedagogy refers to strategies of instruction or a style of instruction to support eLearning. A range of design strategies, many originating from instructional design, can be used to help build quality online programs.

Herrington, J., Kervin L (2007). Authentic Learning Supported by Technology: Ten suggestions and cases of integration in classrooms. Educational Media International 44(3), 219-236

Hu, C. (2007). "Here are my best online contributions and why” – students’ perceptions of good online participation. In R. J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong & C. Cheers (Ed) Proceedings of ASCILITE 2007. ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. (pp. 410-417). Singapore, (2-5 Dec 2007)

Kali, Y., & Ronen, M. (2008). Assessing the assessors: added value in web-based multi-cycle peer assessment in higher education. Research & Practice In Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1), 3-32. 

Mayer, R. E., & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Educational Psychologist, 38(1), 43-52

Roschelle, J. (2003), Keynote paper: Unlocking the learning value of wireless mobile devices. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 19: 260–272. doi: 10.1046/j.0266-4909.2003.00028.x

Gilly Salmon’s Five Stage Model of E-learning (PDF File, 26.0 KB)