Postgraduate Course: E-learning and digital culture (EDUA11149)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course situates online learning within the context of the emergence of a specifically 'digital culture'. Recent years have seen a growing dependence in the West on the technologies of cyberspace and digital, networked media for conducting our working and social lives. How does our immersion in this new digital world affect us socially and culturally, and how does it change us as both teachers and learners?
The course will draw on theory from media studies, cultural studies and the study of cyberculture, as well as the educational research influenced by these areas of thought. It will explore the emergence of digital culture, looking at how it interfaces with learning cultures, popular culture, and ideas of virtual community, and considering how the digital domain forges changes in the way we understand language, identity, embodiment, race, gender and subjectivity.
The conceptual material will be explored alongside the development of practical skill in web page design and creation, with part of the course assessment requiring the synthesis of these through submission of a web essay.
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|
| On completion of this course participants will:
have a critical awareness of the key concepts emerging from the study of digital culture, via cyberculture theory, cultural and media studies
be able to assess the implications of this thought for the history, development and deployment of e-learning technologies
be able to synthesise these ideas in order to develop critically-aware, media-specific pedagogies for online learning
have developed practical skills in the design and building of web sites
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course is delivered flexibly and online.
|Keywords||learning culture, cyberculture
|Course organiser||Prof Sian Bayne
Tel: (0131 6)51 6337
|Course secretary||Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196