“Transformation is more about the human and organizational aspects of teaching and learning than it is about the use of technology”
— Laurillard, D. (2007). Introduction. In Beetham et al. Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age Designing for 21st Century Learning. New York: Routledge, 2013. N. pag. Print.
The purpose of the framework is to humanise the use of technology and to begin to seek to establish the use of technology as a solution to a task or problem rather than a “must have” activity.
The framework is based on four E’s. Each one communicating what technology is doing for the learner and/or learning experience.
In discussions with staff and students we should use these terms to ask questions about technology and how we use it.
The 4 E’s are: Enable, Enhance, Enrich and Empower and these can be attributed to questioning the use of e-learning in the following ways:
The 4E Framework is based on the 3E Framework released under an open license.