Dr Dejan Ljubojevic


I am a senior lecturer in education and a course leader on the PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Online) and PGCert Research Methodology (Online). 

I have been at Kingston University since September 2013. I bring more than a decade of research in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and learning design applied to the practical arena of 'front-line' and online teaching. I hold a PhD (2006) in the field of learning technology and I have contributed to two prominent TEL projects to date.

My teaching experience is quite diverse, and I taught, in a number of roles, in both UK and Swedish institutions (London Metropolitan University; London South Bank University; Institute of Education, University College London; and Linnaeus University). I have taught online and face-to-face at both undergraduate level (including learning technology, multimedia games design and video production), and at postgraduate level (including learning design and social media technology, and the supervision of masters theses).

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • PhD
  • BSci
  • FHEA

Teaching and learning


My primary research interest lies in learning design. The theoretical ambition I am pursuing is best described as applied memetics – through my continuing work in learning design, building on the idea of pedagogical patterns as memes, where the evolution of good teaching practice is to be bootstrapped by the tools and models of practice that are conducive to unhindered and seamless sharing and reuse of good teaching ideas. My current research is informed by my previous participation in two influential research projects:

  • The Generative Learning Object project, led by Professor Tom Boyle and funded by HEFCE. During my time at the Learning Technology Research Institute 2004–08, I worked as a researcher and a developer on the project, developing the concept of the Generative Learning Object. I was the principle developer of the Generative Learning Object Maker v1.
  • Learning Design Support Environment Project led by Professor Diana Laurillard. From 2008 to 2012 I worked as a research fellow at London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, on the four-year ESRC-/EPSRC-funded project. The learning design software tool called Pedagogical Pattern Collector (PPC), which I developed during this time, has become a part of the cannon of learning design tools. The PPC has been trialled nationally and internationally and has been received very well by researchers and the lecturers alike – there is even a Traditional Chinese language version of the PPC at the Hong Kong University.


Number of items: 26.


Ljubojevic, Dejan and Laurillard, Diana (2011) Enabling and operationalising change with Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE). #ALTC blog: News & Views from the ALT Community, 23,

Laurillard, D., Charlton, P., Craft, B., Dimakopoulos, D., Ljubojevic, D., Magoulas, G., Masterman, E., Pujadas, R., Whitley, E.A. and Whittlestone, K. (2011) A constructionist learning environment for teachers to model learning designs. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29(1), pp. 15-30. ISSN (print) 0266-4909

Ljubojevic, Dejan, OKell, Eleanor and Baur, Enzian (2009) Not by accident but by design: Collaborative design of reusable learning technology. Design Principles and Practices, 3(3), pp. 333-342. ISSN (print) 1833-1874

San Diego, Jonathan, Laurillard, Diana, Boyle, Tom, Bradley, Claire, Ljubojevic, Dejan, Neumann, Tim and Pearce, Darren (2008) Toward a user-oriented analytical approach to learning design. ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 16(1), pp. 15-29. ISSN (print) 2156-7069

Book Section

Laurillard, Diana and Ljubojevic, Dejan (2011) Evaluating learning designs through the formal representation of pedagogical patterns. In: Wedekind, Joachim and Kohls, Christian, (eds.) Investigations of e-learning patterns: context factors, problems and solutions. Hershey, U.S. : Information Science Reference. pp. 86-105. ISBN 9781609601447

Ljubojevic, Dejan and Laurillard, Diana (2011) Theoretical approach to distillation of pedagogical patterns from practice to enable transfer and reuse of good teaching. In: Alexander, Chris , Dalziel, James , Krajka, Jaroslaw and Kiely, Richard, (eds.) LAMS and learning design. Volume 2. Nicosia, Cyprus : University of Nicosia Press. ISBN 9789963634958

OKell, Eleanor, Ljubojevic, Dejan and Macmahon, Cary (2010) Creating a generative learning object (GLO) : working in an 'ill-structured' environment and getting students to think. In: Bodard, Gabriel and Mahony, Simon, (eds.) Digital research in the study of classical antiquity. Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 151-170. (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities) ISBN 9780754677734

Conference or Workshop Item

Ljubojevic, Dejan, Paliokosta, Paty, Puni, Amit and Wood, Ruth (2021) The realpedagogik : linking learning design research with learning design practice. In: International Research Conference 2021 : (Re)connecting, (Re)building : Higher Education in Transformative Times; 06 - 10 Dec 2021, Held online.

Ljubojevic, Dejan and Wood, Ruth [Author-contributor] (2020) Timeless goals and timely means. In: ECER 2020 : Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities; 23 - 28 Aug 2020, Glasgow, U.K. (Held online).

Ljubojevic, Dejan (2018) Towards timeless goals using timely means. In: New Technologies in Education 2018; 08 - 09 Jun 2018, Belgrade, Serbia. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan (2015) Redrafting and re-crafting existing blended courses for solely online delivery. In: 40th International Conference on Improving University Teaching; 15-17 Jul 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan (2015) Helping teachers to understand and master the use of ICT. In: New Technologies in Education 2015; 26-27 Feb 2015, Belgrade, Serbia. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan and Casanova, Diogo (2014) The challenges and opportunity of redrafting and re-crafting existing blended courses for solely online delivery. In: 19th Annual SEDA Conference: Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Development in a Post-Digital Age; 13-14 Nov 2014, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan (2011) The learning designer. In: Research in Distance Education 2011; 26 Oct 2011, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan, Craft, Brock and Laurillard, Diana (2011) Supporting innovative teaching and responding to change with an intelligent collaborative design environment. In: CSCL2011: 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice; 04-08 Jul 2011, Hong Kong, China. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, D. and Laurillard, D. (2011) Enabling reuse - Theoretical approach to identifying and operationalising the reusable unit of teaching practice. In: CAL Conference 2011: Learning Futures: Education, Technology & Sustainability; 13-15 Apr 2011, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Laurillard, Diana, Ljubojevic, Dejan, Manton, Marion, Craft, Brock, Magoulas, George, Charlton, Patricia, Wild, Joanna and Masterman, Liz (2011) Representing and sharing learning designs: A design support environment. In: ALT-C 2011: Thriving in a Colder and more Challenging Climate; 06-08 Sep 2011, Leeds, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan (2010) Can teaching practice be reused across subject and institutional boundaries? Yes it can! In: Innovating e-Learning 2010 Online Conference: Bringing Innovation to Life: from Adversity comes Opportunity; 23-26 Nov 2010, Online. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan and Laurillard, Diana (2010) A theoretical approach to distillation of pedagogical patterns from practice to enable transfer and reuse of good teaching. In: 2010 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference: Sharing Great Ideas; 15-16 Jul 2010, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Laurillard, Diana and Ljubojevic, Dejan (2009) Evaluating learning designs through the formal representation of learning patterns. In: 2009 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference; 06-09 Jul 2009, Milton Keynes, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Boyle, Tom, Ljubojevic, Dejan, Agombar, Martin and Baur, Enzian (2008) The conceptual structure of generative learning objects (GLOs). In: ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications; 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Boyle, Tom, Ljubojevic, Dejan and Baur, Enzian (2007) An approach and tool for adapting learning objects based on underlying learning designs. In: ALT-C 2007: Beyond Control: Learning Technology for the Social Network Generation; 04-06 Sep 2007, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan, Cook, John and Boyle, Tom (2006) Exploring the space between learning design and learning objects with the two-agent approach. In: ICCE 2006: 14th International Conference on Computers in Education; 30 Nov - 04 Dec 2006, Beijing, China. (Unpublished)

Ljubojevic, Dejan, Cook, John and Boyle, Tom (2005) Design and evaluation of an adaptive learning support agent. In: IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2005; 14-16 Dec 2005, Porto, Portugal.

Ljubojevic, Dejan, Cook, John and Boyle, Tom (2004) Towards contextual metadata to increase learning object technology effectiveness. In: ED-MEDIA 2004: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications; 21-26 Jun 2004, Lugano, Switzerland.

Ljubojevic, Dejan, Cook, John and Boyle, Tom (2003) Personalisation versus the one size fits all approach to learning design. In: ALT-C 2003: Communities of Practice; 08-10 Sep 2003, Sheffield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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