• Dr. Gráinne CONOLE Visiting professor, Dublin City University


Continuing Professional Development, Digital Literacies, Digital Technologies, Learning Design,


Digital technologies have much to offer education and to enable
learners to interact with rich multimedia, and to communicate
and collaborate. This paper argues that to harness the potential
of digital technologies for learning new digital literacies skills
are needed. To support teachers in the development of these
literacies new and innovative forms of Continuing Professional
Development are needed. The paper concludes with a
description of the 7Cs of Learning Design framework, which
aims to help teachers make more pedagogically informed design
decisions that make appropriate use of digital technologies.


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