Designing Deeper Learning Experiences for Online Instruction

Betul C. Czerkawski
University of Arizona-South Campus


Deeper learning promotes students’ active engagement in learning environments, so they can continuously explore, reflect and produce information to build complex knowledge structures. Consequently, deeper learning has become a major focus of scholarly investigation and debate. Multiple studies have been conducted to describe the characteristics of deeper learning and to determine methods for infusing it into the curriculum. The paper starts with a description of deeper learning, reviews the body of existing research and presents guidelines for deeper learning that can be used in online learning environments.

About the Author(s)...

Betul C. Czerkawski is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Program Director at the University of Arizona-South Campus. Her research interests include instructional design, emerging technologies, and technology integration in online learning environments. She can be contacted at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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