Cluster coordinator: Professor John Traxler
This cluster focusses on digital learning, interpreted broadly to include e-learning, mobile learning, distance learning and blended learning, both popular learning and institutional leaning, formal and informal. The cluster builds on a very wide range of research and consultancy activities and now aims to:
This area of research is crucial for teaching and learning since digital technologies are now ubiquitous and pervasive in their different ways in different societies, communities and cultures around the world, not only supporting, extending and enhancing learning and teaching but fundamentally changing the nature of what we know, what we need to know and the ways in which we come to know it. In this sense, research in digital learning is not optional but absolutely necessary for informing teaching and learning at every level. It is however also imperative for researchers in digital learning to collaborate with researchers in other disciplines to support the transformation of the delivery of their research into engaging, accessible and authentic educational experiences.