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.

Your teaching perspective influences the way you design learning activities.

The eDAT is based on the same pedagogic principles as the Best Practice Models for eDesign

Publications and Presentations

2017 Sept ALT-C ‘Using the eDAT (e-Design Assessment Tool) to Analyse Online Learning Designs’

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 ApproachesResearch in Learning Technology21.

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.