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Funding for this programme ended in May 2008. JISC are continuing to fund work in the wider context of institutional approaches to curriculum design and delivery. More information is available from the JISC website.

For those interested in pedagogical planners, we have set up a facebook group for informal networking.

  • Mapping Programme outputs to IMS LD report (PDF file) (December 2008)

As an additional exercise, the support project have conducted a mapping exercise of a subset of programme outputs to IMS Learning Design. (December 2008)


Quick links

Design for Learning Forum
Design for Learning Projects

Glenaffric Evaluation

Learning Design event

The latest event related to the Design for Learning Programme was held on 20th May 2008 in Manchester. This event focused on updates in the area of learning design, bringing together the work of the JISC Design for Learning programme and other initiatives working in the area of Learning Design (including IMS Learning Design) plus highlighting potential future directions. You can see more information at the CETIS website

Pedagogy Planners Strategic Review Meeting

Resources and information for the Strategic review meeting, 4 March 2008 can be found by following this link

Design Bash

More information the programme Design Bash (23 October) is available by following this link.

Issues arising at the event and reflections about the Design Bash are collated here. The Design Bash was followed by the Learning and Teaching Experts Group meeting on 24 October 2007 which focussed on the Design for Learning programme and provided the opportunity for projects to disseminate their work to a group of invited experts. You can see issues and ideas for Disseminating outcomes.

Using this site

To contribute to this wiki or to use the forum service, please sign-up here: CETIS Registration Service.

The Using this site guide provides a brief overview of how to log-in and use the Design for Learning programme support wiki & discussion forum.

One of the main reasons for using a wiki for the support pages is that wikis take a community based approach to web publishing and allow group editing of pages. That means that all projects can update their own page in the support wiki as and when they want to. It also means that the support team can respond quickly to needs from projects in setting up new pages for community areas of interest.

Design for Learning Programme

Image:jisc-60px.gif  The Design for Learning Programme aims to further develop the community‚Äôs understanding of the principles that inform the design of effective learning activities which involve the use of technology. This Programme builds on activities funded under the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand and the Technical Framework and Tools strand of the JISC e-Learning Programme. The Programme is being supported through its duration by CETIS.

The key aims of the support project are to:

  • Provide technical and pedagogic expertise in learning design to the projects and the programme to support the process of design for learning.
  • Enable the sharing of expertise in design for learning, for example through sharing and re-use of effective pedagogic learning designs, use models or exemplars;
  • Support the establishment of communities, services and resources to promote and sustain effective practice in design for learning.

The Design for Learning programme is part of the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand of the JISC e-Learning programme. More information is available from:

CETIS Support Project

We provide pedagogic and technical support to all projects in the Design for Learning Programme. By embedding the support post within the larger CETIS community wider pedagogic and technical expertise is being made available to the programme. The project is supporting the programme through a series of community support events, direct project support and online facilities. It is also researching and implementing a service for the exchange of learning designs and associated materials.
More Support Project information


If you have any technical problems e.g. with registering or viewing the site please email Sam -

Please direct any Programme Support enquiries to Lisa Corley at who is co-ordinating support and further information.