We recommend the following open access fully online books to those interested in the area of digital, blended and online learning.
Amrane, L., Baume, D., Brown, S., Hatzipanagos, S., Powell, P., Sherman, S., & Tait, A. (eds.) (2023). Online and distance education for a connected world. UCL Press.
Czerniewicz, L., & Cronin, C. (2023). Higher education for good: Teaching and learning futures. OpenBook Publishers.
Conrad, D. (ed.). (2023). Research, writing, and creative process in open and distance education. Open Book Publishers.
Dron, J. (2023). How education works. Athabasca Press, Alberta, Canada.
Köseoğlu, S., Veletsianos, G., & Rowell, C. (2023). Critical digital pedagogy in higher education. Albert: Athabasca Press.
Kruse, et al. (Ed.). (2023). Digital writing technologies in higher education. Springer.
Nerantzi, C., Abegglen, S., Karatsiori, M. and Martinez-Arboleda, A. (Eds.) (2023). 101 Creative ideas to use AI in education. A crowdsourced collection. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8072950
Oliver, J., du Toit, C., Bunt, B., & Dhakulkar, A. (eds.). (2023). Contextualised open educational practices: Towards student agency and self-directed learning. Aosis Scholarly Books.
Oliver, R., & Rambow, A. (eds.) (2023). Open educational resources in higher education: A global perspective. Springer.
Otto, D., Schamberg, G., Kerres, Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.). (2023). Distributed learning ecosystems" Concepts, resources, and repositories. Springer.
Pinheiro, R., Tomte, C., Barman, L., Degn, L., & Geschwind, L. (2023). Digital transformations in Nordic higher education. Springer.
Rebus Community (Kaitlin Schilling, Apurva Ashok, Jördis Weilandt) (2023) Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation. Rebus Community.
Rose, R. (2023). ChatGPT in higher education: Artificial Intelligence and its pedagogical value. Pressbooks.
Vaughan, N., Dell, D., Cleveland-Innes, M., & Garrison, R. (2023). Principles of blended learning: Shared metacognition and communities of inquiry. Athabasca Press.
West, R. E. & Leary, H. (2023). Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology (2nd Edition). EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/foundations_of_learn
Zawacki-Richter, O., & Jung, I (eds.) (2023). Handbook of Open, Distance and Digital Education. Springer.
Active Learning Network. (2022). 100 ideas for active learning. University of Sussex. Pressbooks.
Ajjawi, R., Tai, J., Boud, D., & Jorre de St Jorre, T. (2022). Assessment for inclusion in higher education. London: Routledge.
Bates, T. (2022). Teaching in a digital age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning (3rd ed.). Pressbooks.
Brown, B., Roberts, V., Jacobsen, M., et al. (eds.). (2022). Ethical use of technology in digital learning environments: Graduate student perspectives Vol 1. The University of Calgary.
Brown, B., Roberts, V., Jacobsen, M., et al. (eds.). (2022). Ethical use of technology in digital learning environments: Graduate student perspectives Vol 2. The University of Calgary.
Earton, S.E., & Hughes, J. C. (2022). Academic integrity in Canada: An enduring and essential challenge. Springer.
Engelhardt, C., et al. (ed.). (2022). How to be FAIR with your data: A teaching and training handbook for higher education institutions.
Green, T., & Mackie, K. (eds.). (2022). Liberated learners: How to learn with style. Co-designed by Students, Faculty and Staff at Trent University, Brock University, Seneca College, University of Windsor, McMaster University, Cambrian College and Nipissing University. Press Books.
Horii, V. C., & Springborg, M. (2022). What teaching looks like: Higher education through photographs. Center for Engaged Learning. Elon University.
James, A. (2022). The value of play in higher education: A study.
Kay, R., & Hunter, W. (Eds.). Thriving online: A guide for busy educators. Ontario Tech University. Pressbooks.
Kimmons, R. (2022). Becoming an Open Scholar. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/open_scholar
Marín, V. I., Peters, L. N. , & Zawacki-Richter, O. (2022). (Open) Educational Resources around the World: An International Comparison. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/oer_around_the_world
Mulolani, I. (2022). Tools for creating OER. University of Regina, PresssBooks.
Nørgård, R. T., Solheim, J., & Bukholt, K. J. (2022). Playful higher education: Voices, activities and co-creations from the PUP community. Center for Higher Education Futures, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.
Power, R. (ed.). (2022). Integration of instructional design and technology. Volume 2. Press Books.
Rienties, B., Hampel, R., Scanlon, E., & Whitelock, D. (eds.)(2022). Open world learning: Research, innovation and the challenges of high-quality education. Routledge.
Trust, T. (2022). Online tools for teaching and learning. Pressbooks.
Väljataga, T., & Laanpere, M. (Eds.) (2022). Shaping the future of digital transformation of the education ecosystem in Europe. 31st EDEN Annual Conference 2022 Tallinn, Estonia, June 20–22, 2022 Proceedings, Springer.
Wellar, M. (2022). The metaphors of ed tech. AU Press.
Arts, Y., Call, H., Cavan, M., Holmes, T., Rogers, J., Tuiloma, S., West, L., & Kimmons, R. (2021). An introduction to Open Education. Instructional Psychology and Technology Collection, EdTech Books.
Brooks, R., & O'Shea, S. (Ed.) (2021). Reimagining the higher education student: Constructing and contesting identities. London: Routledge.
Cormier, D., & O'Neil, A. (2021). 12 key ideas: An introduction to teaching online. Pressbooks.
Donaldson, L. (Ed.). (2021). Exemplars of best practice with Eportfolio based assessment at Dublin City University. NIDL. Dublin.
Farrell, O., Brunton, J. Ni She, C., & Costello, E. (2021). #Openteach: Professional development for open online educators. #Openteach project. Dublin City University, Dublin. Pressbooks.
Ginty, C., & Duffy, J. (eds.). (2021). DigitalEd book on cases of building digital teaching and learning capabilities in higher education. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
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.
Keane, M., McAvina, C., & O'Sullivan, I. (eds.). (2021). Emerging issues IV: Changing times, changing contexts. EDIN.
Kimmons, R. & Irvine, J. (2021). 50 Years of Education Research Trends. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/50_years
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.
Rennie, F., & Rayner, M. (2021). How to supervise (and be supervised) on a research degree. University of the Highlands and Islands.
Stefaniak, J. E., Conklin, S., Oyarzun, B. , & Reese, R. M. (2021). A Practitioner's Guide to Instructional Design in Higher Education. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/id_highered
Van Petegem, W., Bosman, JP., De Klerk, M., & Strydom, S. (2021). Evolving as a digital scholar: Teaching and researching in a digital world. Leuven University Press.
Veletsianos, G., & Koseoglu, S. (ed.). (2021). Feminist critical digital pedagogy: An open book. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/feminist_digital_ped/introducing_feminist
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
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
Healey, M., Matthews, K., & Cook-Sather, A. (2020). Writing about learning and teaching in higher education. Center for Engaged Learning. Elon University.
Karunanayaka, S., & Naidu, S (Eds). Pathways to open educational practices. The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Mercer-Mapstone, L., & Aboot, S. (2020). The power of partnerships: Students, staff and faculty revolutionizing higher education. Center for Engaged Learning. Elon University.
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
Zawacki-Richter, O., Kerres, M., Bedenlier, S., Bond, M., & Buntins, K. (eds.). (2020). Systematic reviews in educational research: Methodology, perspectives and application. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS.
Zhang, KE., Bonk, C., Reeves, T., & Reynolds, T. (2020). MOOCs and open education in the global south: Challenges, successes and opportunities
Cook,-Sather, A., Bahti, M., & Ntem, A. (2019). Partnerships: A how to guide for faculty, student, and academic developers in higher education. Center for Engaged Learning. Elon University.
Ferguson, R., Jones, A., & Scanlon, E. (2019). Education visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation.
Kimmons, R. (2019). EdTech in the Wild. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/wild
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
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
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
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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