Editorial: Digital Pedagogies and Theories of Learning and Instruction
Vanessa P. Dennen
When approached about editing a special issue on the theme of Digital Pedagogies and Theories of Learning and Instruction, I immediately saw both the importance and challenge of tackling this topic. Digital learning environments have the potential to dramatically change the ways that students – and people, in general – learn, as well as the ways that educators teach. When educators use new digital learning environments or design and implement new technology-based learning activities, an iterative process occurs: educators use what they already know about learning to inform their approach to using new digital technologies. In turn, their use of new digital technologies expands and refines their understanding of how people learn across all contexts.