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Postgraduate Course: Digital Education (EDUA11389)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the current opportunity afforded by digital technologies to support and enhance teaching practice and the support of learning.
Course description The Digital Education course is an option on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP). This course will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the current opportunity afforded by digital technologies to support and enhance teaching practice and the support of learning. Participants will be encouraged to review their existing practice in digital education using the Digital Capabilities Six Elements Framework (Jisc, 2015). As the course progresses, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own teaching practice by identifying future development needs as they consider the impact that digital can have on educational practice.
The first two weeks of the course will consider a series of issues current to the developmental agenda of the University including the importance of digital transformation (Strategic Plan 2016) and the introduction of technologies such as lecture recording and their impact on teaching practices. The middle two weeks will focus on new and emerging pedagogies whilst weeks five and six will encourage participants to consider the role digital can play in assessment practice.
Participants will be encouraged to consider good practice in supporting an inclusive learning experience throughout the course. Technology can act as an enabler and the access and inclusion benefits (and barriers) that digital can bring will be explored during the course with a view to embedding inclusive practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements May not take this course if previously submitted for 'Online Learning Environments' or 'Learning and Teaching with Technology in the Classroom'
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 05/02/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Online Activities 9, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Other Study Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 75 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) online 'collaborate' or other online meetings
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback Draft outlines of the two assessment exercises would be submitted at the ends of weeks 3 and 5, and peer feedback would be required by the ends of weeks 4 and 6. This will be managed by the creation of small groups within which reciprocal feedback will be shared. Feedback will be given on final summative assessment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate critical awareness and understanding of the key themes, issues and emerging research in digital education
  2. demonstrate a personal and critical reflection upon, and awareness of, the influences of digital environments on pedagogic practices and assessment strategies
  3. demonstrate critical awareness of their own developmental trajectory in relation to the use of digital approaches in their teaching and learning practices
Reading List
Ellis, R. A. and P. Goodyear (2010). Students' experiences of e-learning in higher education: the ecology of sustainable innovation. New York, Routledge.
Selwyn, N. (2011). Education and technology: key issues and debates. London, Continuum.
Re-engineering Assessment Practices in Higher Education (REAP); The University of Strathclyde. (accessed 5/1/17)
Jisc (2015) Building digital capability: the six elements defined. (accessed 5/1/17).
Jisc (2016) Supporting an inclusive learning experience in higher education. (accessed 5/1/17).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Professional skills in the design and delivery of high quality digital education
Critical use of technologies in current and future academic practice
KeywordsDigital,Technology supported learning,online
Course organiserMs Celeste Mclaughlin
Tel: (0131 6)51 4513
Course secretaryMiss Emily Salvesen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6661
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