International Journal of Designs for Learning

Elizabeth Boling at Indiana University is one of the smartest designers I’ve ever met. She has assembled a team of people and championed a new journal: the International Journal of Designs for Learning. Now, before you entertain the thought that the world doesn’t need another academic journal, give this a good look. It is promoting a very different kind of journal — one that invites designers to submit careful case studies of their work, including Flash versions of their cases. The big idea is that instructional designers (and other designers involved in building learning designs) have very few examples that describe the decisions that went into designs. We need examples, and we need designers to talk about the decisions they made along the way that resulted in the design they present. I’m pretty sure this is a journal I will devour, and even tap my foot in anticipation of the next issue. Here’s the first issue, which really serves as an excellent bit of advice to anyone who wants to submit design cases in the future. Must reading if you do.

International Journal of Designs for Learning

This multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal is dedicated to publishing descriptions of artifacts, environments and experiences created to promote and support learning in all contexts by designers in any field. The IJDL Library of Congress ISSN is 2159-449X.

The journal provides a venue for designers to share their knowledge-in-practice through rich representations of their designs and detailed discussion of decision-making. The aim of the journal is to support the production of high-quality precedent materials and to promote and demonstrate the value of doing so. Audiences for the journal include designers, teachers and students of design and scholars studying the practice of design.

This journal is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Vol 1, No 1

Table of Contents


The Need for Design Cases: Disseminating Design Knowledge | ABSTRACT PDF
Elizabeth Boling
Producing the Rigorous Design Case | ABSTRACT PDF
Kennon M. Smith
The INSITE Project: Engaging Students in International
Team Collaborations to Create a Web 2.0 Tool Repository | ABSTRACT PDF
Timothy J. Newby, Peggy A. Ertmer, Erin M. Kenney
A Design Case: Developing an Enhanced
Version of the Diffusion Simulation Game | ABSTRACT PDF
Miguel Angel Lara, Rodney Myers, Theodore W. Frick, Sinem Aslan, Theodora Michaelidou


Cross Cultural Instruction: An Instructional Design Case | ABSTRACT FLASH
Monica W. Tracey, Kelly L. Unger
Creating video-annotated discussions: An asynchronous alternative | ABSTRACT FLASH
Craig D. Howard, Rodney Myers

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