Postgraduate Course: Digital futures for learning (EDUA11214)
|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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11222)
||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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1) Position Paper (40%): Students will write a position paper which introduces and situates their Open Educational Resource topic. (2000 words)
2) Open Educational Resource and reflective commentary (50% tutor assessed, 10% self assessed): Each participant will design, develop and present an Open Educational Resource for their peers. They will receive formative feedback from peers, and have an opportunity to modify their OER before final submission. A reflective commentary of 500 words will outline responses to of peer feedback and any changes made.
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course is delivered flexibly and online.
|Keywords||online learning,digital futures
|Course organiser||Dr Jen Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6133
|Course secretary||Miss Amanda Gilmour
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196