Postgraduate Course: Training and Organisational Communication in Digital Environments (EDUA11275)
|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||During the course you will use discussion boards and chat rooms for learning and will take part in classes in a 3D virtual world. You will have the chance to explore and discuss a range of innovative approaches to learning using technology, using an e-portfolio to record your studies.
Structured Environments & Information Systems
You will be introduced to the various course learning environments, the course team and your fellow students. Discussion will focus on the broader organisational and business training and development contexts within which e-learning is embedded, with a wider discussion of information systems in general.
In this section we will explore various communications tools - from chat to videoconferencing to Second Life - and relate them to the purpose and practice of communication within organisations more generally, while assessing their potential as training environments.
Web 2.0 and Social Networking
You will explore and critique a range of 'Web 2.0' digital environments and social networks and their potential for training and development. Some sessions will take place in on-campus computer labs, while others will take place out of class, using your own computer for access, so that you can understand the challenges involved for distance learners.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be able to critically evaluate a range of technologies in terms of their impact on training and development.
- Be able to begin to design your own e-learning resources.
- Be able to contextualise your own training practice in terms of the key issues emerging from current research in e-learning.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be conducted largely online, and can be taken wholly online if wished, although on-campus students will have the option of attending some face-to-face lab sessions (which others will be able to attend virtually).
|Keywords||e-learning digital communication management learning
|Course organiser||Dr Rory Ewins
Tel: (0131 6)51 4789