The Joint Information Systems Council (JISC), which is funded by the UK Government, provides some key resources in the area of Design for Online or Blended Learning. Though they are aimed at the HE and FE sector their applicability is much wider.
From this and other research gathered by JISC our Smoothies Resources support pack (2007) was produced.
The Smoothies resources were created in order to synthesise the ideas and help you with planning and finding out about ways in which technology can support, assist and enhance learning and teaching activities.
Take a look at how we are combining JISC’s research and our own experience to achieve better delivery by design in Blackboard using our own task templates and learning icons. An application of these can be seen in our case study entitled Flipping the Classroom and the approach to the develeopment more fully explained in An Example of Good Practice in Course Design.