Postgraduate Course: Psychological and social contexts of e-learning (EDUA11150)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to :
engage with a wide range of settings in which new technologies are central to psychological and social experience
survey some of the psychological models that can be applied to the understanding of the impact of technological innovation
provide opportunities for direct and practical experience of a range of technological contexts.
No detailed background in psychology will be assumed of participants, but those with some previous knowledge will be directed towards more particular and advanced reading. The course focuses on the wider contexts of information technologies, rather than on the direct applications of these technologies in teaching and learning, but collateral reading will be provided to help participants to locate the ideas being discussed within their own practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11110)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables. Broadband is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Through participation in this course it is intended that the students will:
develop a critical awareness of the range of psychological models which help us to understand relationships between individuals and social groups, and the technologies which they develop and use
review and assess the processes of innovation as applied to the development of technological artefacts
critically evaluate technological artefacts, particularly with regard to the importance of user-centered design and deployment
develop specialist skills in the use of a range of common technological (particularly communicative) devices and systems.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course is delivered flexibly and online.
|Course organiser||Dr Hamish Macleod
Tel: (0131 6)51 6665
|Course secretary||Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196