The framework for the development of effective e-learning was published in Rethinking Learning for a Digital Age (Chapter 6, Sharpe & Beetham, 2010). The framework explains how students’ higher-level digital skills and attributes are founded on functional access to technology. We propose that the pinnacle of effective e-learning is creative appropriation – where learners have developed and practised strategies for making use of technology in creative ways to meet their own personal and/or situational needs.

The framework has been used

  • To define digital literacy
  • To examine educational practices that support learner development towards effective learning
  • To evaluate students’ digital experiences
  • To examine academics’ adoption of learning technologies

The site aims to collate uses of the framework. We have chosen a blog platform to encourage contributions from all. Please do comment and contribute.