International Journal of Designs for Learning

This multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal is dedicated to publishing descriptions of artifacts, environments and experiences created to promote and support learning in all contexts by designers in any field. The IJDL Library of Congress ISSN is 2159-449X.

The journal provides a venue for designers to share their knowledge-in-practice through rich representations of their designs and detailed discussion of decision-making. The aim of the journal is to support the production of high-quality precedent materials and to promote and demonstrate the value of doing so. Audiences for the journal include designers, teachers and students of design and scholars studying the practice of design.

This journal is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.



Call for Papers: K-12 Implementation Design Cases (Abstract Deadline April 30, 2015)


This special issue of the International Journal of Designs for Learning will focus on implementations of instruction, specifically on designs intended for (or used by) K-12 learners. The editors view educators as designers, and this issue will bring to our field the standard of precedent-building common in other design disciplines, fostering deeper understandings of designs and implementations within classrooms of all kinds in order to build our collective knowledge of what has gone into, and been realized with, our designs. These will not be documented as a traditional research paper, but the form of knowledge-building expressed as a design case, as detailed in the full call. We are particularly interested in papers authored or co-authored by teachers.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2014): Special Issue: Historic Design Cases

Guest Co-Editors: Colin M. Gray & Craig D. Howard

Table of Contents

Craig D. Howard, Colin M. Gray

Historic Design Cases

Andrew S. Gibbons, A. F. O'Neal
Anne Trumbore
Monica W. Tracey, Jill E. Stefaniak
Patricia A. Young
John M. Carroll
Jo Ann Oravec
Elizabeth Boling
Deborah Tatar, Jeremy Roschelle, Stephen Hegedus
James M. Laffey, Christopher Amelung, Sean Goggins