Designing Learning and Assessment in a Digital Age


Learning occurs as the result of interaction between learners and their environment. When the learning has a planned outcome, it becomes a purposeful activity that requires the artistry and skill of a learning designer.

This guide focuses on elements of learning and assessment design that research tells us are significant in both the higher and further education and skills sectors. Drawing on interviews with staff in colleges and universities, and a decade of research into technology-enhanced curriculum design, it explores how digital tools can make a difference to the art of learning design.

Read on to find out more about learning design or jump straight into a section for content and examples under the four areas reflected in JISCs latest model.


Gill Ferrell
Ros Smith
Sarah Knight