DiAL-e Framework

DiAL-e: Digital Artefacts for Learning Engagement


REF2014 Impact Case Study: The Use of Digital Video in Transforming Teaching and Learning from a Subject Based to an Interdisciplinary Approach

The DiAL-e Framework is designed to support educators to use digital resources (artefacts) effectively based on learning and teaching intent, rather than on content. Professor Kevin Burden (Hull) and Simon Paul Atkinson have been developing the framework which was inspired by a JISC project (2006-2008) to support the take-up of digitised artefacts from the NewsFilm Online project. Sadly much of the JISC materials produced appear not being curated. However, we will try and provide as much as we can through this website.

The framework is a matrix consisting of 2 axis.

Image of DiAl-e Matrix
DiAL-e Framework in its ‘raw’ form

The first axis contains 10 learning designs (which has sub-designs) and the second axis a series of spaces in which learning takes place.

We have defined the learning designs in terms of what the learner does, actively, with any given digital artefact. We have provided elaborations of the learning designs themselves and are suggesting ways in which space might change the articulation of that design. Our work to date is focused on, though not exclusively, tertiary education practice.

This is a very brief 5-minute introduction to the DiAL-e from the YouTube channel:

Feel free to watch the following introductory video in which the authors of the framework, Kevin Burden and Simon Atkinson, explain how it was developed.

Explore the Framework

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