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Postgraduate Course: Digital futures for learning (EDUA11214)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will give students the opportunity to consider the trajectory and implications of digital technologies for the future of learning. The course takes as its starting point the key themes of personalisation; place, space and mobility; and authorship and collaboration, and uses them to guide exploration of emerging practices and technologies. We will ask: how are more established digital practices evolving? How will new digital technologies and trends impact on learning? How will the students and teachers of tomorrow construct their learning environments and practices?

Of necessity, these are questions the answers to which are highly context-dependent & the future of e-learning technologies is volatile and subject to rapid change. For this reason a significant part of the course will be structured as a series of student-facilitated seminars. Each seminar will take one of the themes or issues from the initial block as a jumping off point for imagining, debating and theorising what digital futures for learning might be like.

The course will draw on literature from e-learning, community education and theories of informal learning, cultural studies, geography, psychology and sociology.

Students from outwith the Digital Education programme wishing to enrol for this course or take it on a 'class only' basis must liaise directly with the course secretary before enrolling.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11222)
Prohibited Combinations 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
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 07/08/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1) Position Paper (30%): Students will write a position paper which introduces and situates their Open Educational Resource topic.

2) Open Educational Resource (30%, peer assessment, 10% self assessment): Each participant will design, develop and present an Open Educational Resource for their peers.

3) Analysis paper (30%): Students will write a reflective paper about their Open Educational Resource and the feedback they received.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course participants will:

be able critically to consider and situate new and emerging trends and technologies;

be aware of some of the social factors influencing technological innovation, and vice versa;

be able to identify the potential of emerging technologies as environments for teaching and learning;

demonstrate practical skill in the deployment of emerging technologies for learning purposes.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course is delivered flexibly and online.
Keywordsonline learning,digital futures
Course organiserDr Jen Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6133
Course secretaryMs Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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