Special Issue "Learning Design for Sustainable Education Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2023) | Viewed by 1577
Interests: e-learning; learning technologies; accessibility; metadata; open educational resources (OER); interoperability
Interests: web application development; web accessibility and usability; video game accessibility; e-learning; massive open online courses (MOOC); open educational resources (OER)
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Interests: human–computer interaction; user research; user-centered design; usability, accessibility and equity in technology; design thinking; interfaces design; educational technology; open educational resources; software engineering and artificial intelligence
Technologies related to e-learning have rapidly advanced in recent years. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of online teaching and how it can help teachers to motivate students to achieve their learning objectives has been demonstrated. Learning design is a framework that helps the teacher to plan all aspects of lessons, such as lesson content, structure, time, pedagogical strategies, sequences of activities, evaluations, etc. Learning design assists with the complex collaborative work between a teacher, their students and the environment that links them both. Learning Design focuses on the learner's learning experience and tailors that learning to their individual needs.
Sustainable education is an educational approach that aims to promote future sustainable values and motivations in students, study centers and communities. According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is Education. This goal is (i) to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by providing access to affordable and high-quality technical, vocational, and tertiary education, including universities (Target 4.3), and (ii) ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with a disability (Target 4.5).
This Special Issue focuses on adapting learning design according to the abilities and limitations of a specific student. This involves several complex aspects including: to integrate accessibility and inclusion in learning design for students with disabilities or with cultural disadvantages, for example languages; adapting the contents, or even the teaching approach, STEM for example, to the learning styles and abilities of students; and to plan and design accessible and inclusive assessments for all students, which are supported by strategies such as gamification. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Learning design;
- Accessibility in learning design;
- Inclusive learning design;
- Adaptative learning design;
- Universal design for learning;
- STEM learning design;
- Digital Skills in learning design;
- Frameworks for learning design;
- Gamification and learning design;
- AI in learning design;
- Learning design in the pandemic;
- Intelligent tutoring system;
- E-learning personalization;
- Sustainable education.
Prof. Dr. Salvador Otón Tortosa
Prof. Dr. Sergio Luján-Mora
Dr. Ricardo Mendoza-González
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- learning design
- sustainable education
- STEM education