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The digital revolution has transformed the educational space, and Durham is at the forefront of this transition. The university encourages the integration of advanced technology and digital resources in its courses, promoting innovative pedagogy, broadening access, and preparing students for a digital world.

Critical digital learning principles

DL1: Programmes will provide significant opportunities for all students to develop skills in digital learning and digital literacies appropriate to the discipline.

DL2: Modules and assessments will be designed to use the most pedagogically appropriate digital tools and resources as supported by Durham University.

DL3: Modules will have a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) presence appropriate to their pedagogic design (e.g. traditional, flipped classroom, blended, fully-online).

DL4: Teachers are encouraged to curate and embed open educational resources in their modules, and make their own resources openly available.

DL5: Innovations in digital pedagogy will be evaluated to develop an evidence-based approach to digital learning practice.


Critical digital learning resources

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Critical digital learning evidence

This is an appendix to the to the Principles for Learning, Teaching and Assessment that were approved by University Senate in 2023. References can be found here: Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment References