Online Books

We recommend the following open access fully online books to those interested in the area of digital, blended and online learning. 


Cormier, D., & O'Neil, A. (2021). 12 key ideas: An introduction to teaching online. Pressbooks. 

Farrell, O., Brunton, J. Ni She, C., & Costello, E. (2021). #Openteach: Professional development for open online educators.  #Openteach project. Dublin City University, Dublin. Pressbooks. 

Hartshorne, R., Ferdig, R., & Bull, G. (2021). What journal editors wish authors knew about academic publishing. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Hase, S., & Blaschke, L.M. (2021). Unleashing the power of learner agency. EdTech Books.

Imms, W., & Kvan, (2021). Teacher transition into innovative learning environments. Springer. 

Morris, S., Rai, L., & Littleton, K. (2021). Voices of practice: Narrative scholarship from the margins. Pressbook. 

Prinsloo, P., Slade, S., & Khalil, M. (2021). Learning analytics: A Primer. Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver. 


Alexander, B. (2020). Acadmeic next: The futures of higher education

Bali, M., Cronin, C., Czerniewicz, L., DeRosa, R., & Jhangiani, R. (2020). Open at the margins: Critical perspectives on open education

Brown, B. et. al. (2020). Ethical use of technology in digital learning environments: Graduate student perspectives. University of Calgary. 

Brown, M., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Beirne, E., & Costello, E. (eds.) (2020). Proceedings of the 2019 ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Vol 1, Dublin City University, Dublin.

Brown, M., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Beirne, E., & Costello, E. (eds.) (2020). Proceedings of the 2019 ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Vol 2, Dublin City University, Dublin.

Cormier, D., & O'Neil, A. (2020). 12 key ideas: An introduction to teaching online

D'Ignazio K., & Klein, L. (2020). Data feminism. MIT Press.

Ehlers, U-F. (2020). Future skills: The future of learning and higher education 

Farrow, R., Iniesto, F., Weller, M. & Pitt., R. (2020). The GO-GN Research Methods Handbook. Open Education Research Hub. The Open University, UK. CC-BY 4.0. ​

Ferdig, R., Baumgartner, E., Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Mouza, C. (2020). Teaching, technology and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field. ACCE. 

Ferns, et. al., (2020). Technology tools for teaching in higher education, The practical handbook series

Karunanayaka, S., & Naidu, S (Eds). Pathways to open educational practices. The Open University of Sri Lanka

Networked Learning Conference. (2020). NLC2020 downloads. Free chapters from the 10 Springer networked learning books. 

Orr, D., et al., (2020). Higher education landscape 2030: A trend analysis based on the AHEAD international horizon scanning

Stommel, J., Friend, C., & Michael Morris, S. (2020). Critical digital pedagogy: A collection. Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing. 

Weller, M. (2020). 25 Years of EdTech. Athabasca University Press. 

Veletsianos, G. (2020). Learning online: The student experience

Zhang, KE., Bonk, C., Reeves, T., & Reynolds, T. (2020). MOOCs and open education in the global south: Challenges, successes and opportunities


Ferguson, R., Jones, A., & Scanlon, E. (2019). Education visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation. 

Kuhl, P., et al. (2019). Developing minds in the digital age: Towards a science of learning for the 21st Century

Page, C., & Vincent, A. (2019). Learning to learn online

Rowell, C. (2019). Social media in higher education: Case studies, reflection and analysis 

Zawacki-Richter, O., & Qayyum, A. (2019). Open and distance education in Asia, Africa and the Middle East: National perspectives in a digital age. 


Buban, J. (Ed.). (2018). Online and blended learning: Selections from the field. 

Conrad, D., & Openo, J. (2018). Assessment strategies for online learning: Engagement and authenticity. 

Davies, J., & Pachler, N. (2018). Teaching and learning in higher education: Perspectives from UCL. 

Davey, T., Meerman, A., Orazbayeva, B., Riedel, M., Galan-Muros, V., Plewa, C., & Eckert, N. (2018). The future of universities: Thoughtbook.

Donaldon, L. (ed.) (2018). Eportfolio based assessment: Inspiring exploration & supporting evaluation for practitioners. 

Orsini-Jones, M., & Smith, S. (Ed.). (2018). Flipping the blend through MOOCs, MALL and OIL – new directions in CALL. 

Qayyum, A., & Zawacki-Richter, O. (Eds). (2018). Open and distance education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. (2018). How people learn II: The science and practice of learning. 

Tong, V., Standen, A., & Sotiriou, M. (2018). Shaping higher education with students: Ways to connect research and teaching. 

Truss, D. (2018). Twitter EDU


Batson, T., Coleman, K. S., Chen, H. L., Watson, C. E., Rhodes, T. L., & Harver, A. (Eds.). (2017). Field guide to eportfolio: Why it matters for learning. 

BizMOOC - Knowledge Alliance (2017). The MOOC book. 

Carnell, B., & Fung, D. (Eds.). (2017). Developing the higher education curriculum: Research-based education in practice. 

dos Sants Ferreira, G M., da Silva Rosado, L A., & de Sa Carvalho, J. (2017). Educacao e tecnologia: Abordagends criticas (Education and technology: Critical approaches). 

Fung, D. (2017). A connected curriculum for higher education. 

Havemann, L., & Sherman, S. (Eds.). (2017). Assessment, feedback & technology: Contexts and case studies in Bloombury. 

Hodgkinson-Williams, C., & Arinto, P. (2017). Adoption and impact of OER in the global south. 

Jhangiani, R., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2017). The philosophy and practices that are revolutionizing Education and Science. 

Lang, C., Siemens, G., Wise, A., & Gašević D. (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of learning analytics. 

 Licht, A., Tasiopoulou, E., & Wastiau, P. (2017). Open book of educational innovation. European Schoolnet, Brussels.

May, E. (Ed.). A guide to making open textbooks with students. 


Baker, R. (2016). Big data and education (2nd ed). 

Bleeinger, P., & Bliss, T.J. (2016). Open education: International perspectives in higher education

Davis, S. (2016). Learning that matters: Revitalising Heathcote's rolling role for the digital age

De Cotre, E., Engwall, L., & Teichler, U. (2016). From books to MOOCs? Emerging models of learning and teaching in higher education

Gregory, S., Lee, M., Dalgarno, B., & Tynan, B. (Eds.) (2016). Learning in virtual worlds: Research and applications

Kirkwood, A., & Price, L. (2016). Technology-enabled learning implementation handbook

Stewart, M. (2016). Online learning and higher education: Key questions and considerations

Valetsianos, G (Ed.) (2016). Emergence and innovation in digital learning: Foundations and applications


Atenas, J., & Havemann, L. (2015). Open data as open educational resources: Case studies of emerging practice

Barab, S., & Jackson, C. (2015). The power of play in the digital age

Bates, T. (2015). Teaching in a digital age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age

Bowon. K. (ed.) (2015). MOOCs and educational challenges around Asia and Europe

Cortesi, S., & Gasser, U (Eds.). (2015). Digitally connected: Perspectives on youth and digital media

Gubrium, A., Harper, K., & Otanez, M. (2015). Participatory visual and digital research in action

Hillman, N. (2015). It's the finance, stupid! The decline of part-time higher education and what to do about it

Hopkins, D. (2015). The really useful edtech book

Kopec, J., & Pacewicz, K. (Eds.). (2015). Gamification: Critical approaches

Kroop, S., Mikroyannidis, A., & Wolpers, M. (2015). Responsive open learning environments

Maina, M., Craft, B., & Mor, Y. (Eds.) (2015). The art and science of learning design

O'Neill, G. (2015). Curriculum design in higher education: Theory to practice

Orr, D., Rimini, M., & van Damme, D. (2015) Open education resources: A catalyst for innovation

Williamson, B. (ed.) (2015). Coding/Learning: Software and digital data in education

Wright, N., & Forbes, D. (Eds.) (2015). Digital smarts enhancing learning and teaching


Bonk. C., & Khoo, E. (2014). Adding some Tec-variety 

Boyd, D. (2014). It's complicated: The social lives of networked teens 

Dron, D., & Anderson, T. (2014). Teaching crowds: Learning and social media

Eve, M. P..(2014). Open access and the humanities: Contexts, controversies and the future

Krause, S., & Lowe, C. (2014). Invasion of the MOOCs: The promises and perils of massive open online courses

Mor, Y., Mellar, H., Warburton, S., & Winters, N. (Eds.). (2015). Practical design patterns for teaching and learning with technology

Peberdy, D. (2014). Active learning spaces and technology

Richter, O.Z., & Anderson, T. (2014). Online distance education: Towards a research agenda

Singh, J. (2014). How to use Moodle 2.7: Teacher manual for the world's most popular LMS

van Mourik Broekman, P. , Hall, G. , Byfield, T. , Hides, S. and Worthington, S. (2014). Open education: A study of disruption

Watters, A. (2014). The monsters of education technology 

Weller, M. (2014). The battle for open: How openness won and how it doesn't feel like victory

Wiley, D. (2014). An open education reader


Gay, S., & Richardson, T. (2013). Using e-books and e-readers for adult learning

McGreal, R., Kinuthia, W., Marshall, S., & McNamara, T. (2013). Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open educational resources

Mejias, U. A. (2013). Off the network: Disrupting the digital world 

Peters, O. (2013). Against the tide: Critics of digitalisation

Vaughan, N., & Cleveland-Innes, M., & Garrison, R. (2013). Teaching in blended learning environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry


Oblinger, D. (2012). Game changers: Education and information technologies


Burge, E., Campbell Gibson, C., & Gibson, T. (2011). Flexible pedagogy: Flexible practice

Weller, M. (2011). Digital scholar: How technology is transforming scholarly practice


Kennepohl, D., & Shaw, L. (2010). Accessible elements: Teaching science online at a distance 

Veletsianos, G. (2010). Emerging technologies in distance education


Anderosn, T. (2008). The theory and practice of online learning (2nd ed)

Herrington, J., Herrington, A., Mantei, J., Olney, I., & Ferry, B. (2009). New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education

Mohamed Ally. (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training

Oblinger, D. (2006). Learning spaces

Power, M. (2009). A designer's log: Case studies in instructional design



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