The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E) #DELFI2021

24 september 2021

Presentation at DELFI 2021 (online, 14 september 2021)

The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E): A practical model for the design of blended and online education

Maren Scheffel, Marcel Schmitz, Judith van Hooijdonk, Evelien van Limbeek, Chris Kockelkoren, Didi Joppe en Hendrik Drachsler


The need for more and better online and blended education has lately become even more apparent. Many educational institutions had to pivot to emergency remote teaching. While online learning in itself is nothing new, the scope, suddenness and speed of this shift certainly was. However, courses and modules created for face-to-face settings, cannot simply be turned into blended or fully online ones easily. Learning design models can provide guidelines and guidance. Often, however, they are not constructed in a comprehensive way and are mainly conceptual. We thus created a procedural design model enriched with templates, tools, information and design examples to specifically support and facilitate the (re)design of blended and online learning and teaching and to thus provide quality education: the Design Cycle for Education (DC4E).


Scheffel, M., Schmitz, M., van Hooijdonk, J., van Limbeek, ., Kockelkoren, C., Joppe, D. & Drachsler, H., (2021). The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E). In: Kienle, A., Harrer, A., Haake, J. M. & Lingnau, A. (Hrsg.), DELFI 2021. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. (S. 229-240).


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