The e-Design Assessment Tool (eDAT) is a tool to help tutors represent and evaluate effective blended or distance learning designs. The eDAT combines a simple analysis of the learning activities with reflections on the teaching and learning perspective that underpins the design.
It is easy to use and most people will get the same results so you can compare the retention data of different courses to see the effect of the learning activities.
- Download the eDAT to evaluate an existing design here: eDAT
- Download an interactive Excel version here: eDAT Calculator
- Sample: Download the eDAT with some sample activities: eDAT with sample activities
Your teaching perspective influences the way you design learning activities.
- Participate in the eDAT Perspectives Poll
- Try the Teaching Perspective Inventory to reflect on your choice of learning activities.
The eDAT is based on the same pedagogic principles as the Best Practice Models for eDesign
Publications and Presentations
2017 May Staffordshire University Research Conference: Reflecting on Blended and Distance Learning
2016 Learning Design CIN: Issues in Categorising Learning Designs
2015 Birmingham Conference Presentation ‘Comparing DL and BL learning designs‘
Walmsley, H. (2015). The e-Design Template: A Pedagogic Guide for e-Learning Designers. In M. Maina, B. Craft, & Y. Mor (Eds.), The Art & Science of Learning Design. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Persico, D., Pozzi, F., Anastopoulou, S., Conole, G., Craft, B., Dimitriadis, Y., … Walmsley, H. (2013). Learning Design Rashomon I – Supporting the Design of One Lesson Through Different Approaches. Research in Learning Technology, 21.
Walmsley, H., & Yorke, J. (2010). eLearning Models: a Web 2.0 approach to staff development in Higher Education. In D. Parkes, L. Hart, & G. Walton (Eds.), Web 2.0 and Libraries: Impacts, Technologies and Trends. Oxford: Chandos Publishing Ltd.