This eBook provides pedagogical models and guidelines for designing and developing teaching and learning in digital higher education, to be published on the BLOOM hub.  After COVID, there was a shift from emergency practices to the “new normal” led by innovative digital pedagogies. The hub presents a series of models and guidelines for key educational […]


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Institutional policies for digital higher education

Policies, strategies and frameworks for digital higher education are to be developed by each institution (fig.27): having an impact at system level for degree, continuing and open education; promoting drivers and enablers for systemic change for digital innovation; assuring mature policymaking based on valid information and evidence; common guidelines for the digitization of higher education. […]

Quality assurance for digital education

Digital higher education requires adapted quality assurance (fig. 25): there is a need for a multi-stakeholder perspective and a multi-level approach in quality assurance; the European Standards and Guidelines and the Considerations for E-learning provide a generalframework for quality assurance; the E-xcellence benchmarking instrument provides tools for quality benchmarking and a manual with guidelines for […]

Online distance teaching and learning

Online distance learning was an emergency practice during COVID and will continue to be the main pedagogical approach in specific contexts of digital higher education (fig. 22): the concept and the challenges or explained with reports on state-of-the-art research, innovation and best practices; online distance learning is the main pedagogical model for the open and […]

Blended teaching and learning

Blended education is illustrated with reports on research, innovation and selected best practices. The blended learning wave and design models and guidelines are presented: the Learning Designer; ABC Learning Design (ABC-LD); Four Component Instructional Design (4CID); the European Maturity Model for Blended Education, which assesses informed decisionmaking about blended education. Concept Blended teaching and learning […]

Synchronous hybrid education

Synchronous hybrid education is rapidly evolving in digital higher education, supported by the latest technologies: The concept is explained through reports on research, innovation and selected best practices; The hybrid virtual classroom is a strong example; Synchronized hybrid teaching and learning can be integrated in blended and online education; two design models are presented: the […]

Basic concepts in digital higher education

Main features of digital higher education are identified: the shift from emergency practices to the “new normal” guided by digital pedagogies; the main approaches in digital higher education: synchronous hybrid, blended and online distanceteaching and learning; interaction at the heart of digital higher education; balancing between teacher and student control; constructive alignment between objectives and […]

Models and guidelines for the design and development of  digital teaching and learning in higher education

Piet Henderikx, George Ubachs, Alessandra Antonaci These guidelines were carried out at EADTU European Association of Distance Teaching Universities  This work was funded through the KA3 Erasmus+ Programme, project NR.: 606692-EPP-1-2018-2-FR-EPP- KA3-PI-POLICY, coordinated by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.It will be published on the European BLOOM Hub for Digital Teaching and Learning, Networking and Mobility. The […]

Teaching and learning in digital higher education: an overview

These Bloom models and guidelines are about the design and development of digital teaching and learning in higher education: basic concepts in digital higher education; synchronous hybrid education; blended education; online distance education; quality assurance in digital higher education; and institutional policies in digital higher education This eBook contains models and guidelines for digital higher […]