Digital pedagogy

What is digital pedagogy?

Digital tools and environments may be used in several ways to support the teaching and learning process. The options range from fully virtual courses to hybrid teaching which combines contact and distance learning, and utilising digital tools to support contact teaching. However, constructing virtual teaching implementations does not simply mean converting material into electronic form and bringing students together in a digital learning environment. Planning and highlighting the learning process is also an essential part of designing virtual teaching. Digital pedagogy is referred to when the specific characteristics of digital environments and their impact on the planning of teaching and the learning process are considered.

As it combines technological, pedagogical and content knowledge, the TPACK model (Mishra & Koehler 2006) is often brought up in connection to digital pedagogy. The core idea is that the implementation of these elements together enhances the quality of digital learning. Teaching online or in an otherwise technology-enhanced manner is therefore not just about technology, pedagogy, or content knowledge, but about all of these together.

Take the following steps to proceed

This website helps you to plan teaching where you use digital environments and tools. The digital pedagogy section follows the steps of the planning of teaching and is divided into five sub-pages as follows:

  1. Plan the teaching and the implementation of a course unit
  2. Choose the methods and ways of working
  3. Plan and read the contents and materials
  4. Choose appropriate methods of assessment and ways to demonstrate competence
  5. Choose the learning environments and tools.
  6. Digital accessibility

Support for the planning and development of teaching:
This page lists the Tampere Universities community’s support services for teaching development.

Additional materials

Mishra, P. & Koehler, M. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge. Teachers College Record,108(6), 1017–1054.
Mälkki, K. (2021). Facilitating learning in times of uncertainty. (video, 51:15 min, TUNI sign in required)

More information for staff

Practical instructions for organizing distance education lock

Links checked 4.12.2023