Designing materials for courses and student interactions online requires different skills and insights compared to what works in the class room. Many of us often have a sense that we lack colleagues to talk to about these issues. One aspect is the general insight into what works and what does not when moving to online or blended modes of learning interaction. A quite different aspect is the fact that what works in one field or subject may not do so in another. Furthermore, we all understand that what works at one level of education might be quite different form what works on another.
This is why Future Learning Lab offers a means of connecting with peers when exploring online learning designs, ends and means. From the view point of higher education – which of course includes teachers training college education and beyond – there is much to be said and done when it comes to equipping educators with research-based insights into the emergent fields of digital pedagogy and learning designs.