The Design and Prototyping of Digital Learning Material: Some New Perspectives

  • Jef Moonen


Stimulated by the growth of multimedia, the World Wide Web, and the convergence of communication and information technologies, the nature and potential of digital learning materials are rapidly changing. Design methods and in particular prototyping activities have to adapt to the new situation. New design approaches are not only needed in the area of digital learning material. From a more general perspective rational and relational design approaches can be examined in the context of their contribution to design strategies. In order to cope with the new situation, a new design approach called ‘the 3-space design strategy’ is presented and applied to the design and prototyping of digital learning material. Furthermore an example of a design project about a media-selection support system is discussed from the perspective of the 3-space design strategy.

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Design Prototyping Digital learning material 


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  • Jef Moonen
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  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands

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