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Postgraduate Course: An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11222)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is aimed at teachers, developers and other practitioners within post-compulsory education who wish to develop both their understanding of the effects of the online mode on educational theory and practice, and their skills in creating and supporting high quality online learning opportunities for their students.

It will give participants the opportunity to engage hands-on with digital learning environments, provide them with structured access to a community of peers and expert tutors, offer practical guidance on the effective use of new technologies for learning, and also explore some of the cultural and contextual issues which define 'elearning' as a vibrant field of study. On completion of the course, participants will have gained a broad overview of how online learning has become a key issue in higher education, what digital environments can offer in terms of the delivery and support of learning programmes, and how the educational project is affected by our engagement in this mode of teaching. Participants will gain first-hand experience of working individually and collaboratively in a formal online-learning programme, will have the opportunity to design their own learning resources, and will have the chance to engage with and debate some of the key ideas about elearning emerging from current research.

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 Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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High Demand Course? Yes
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. On completion of the course students will be able to: critically evaluate a range of technologies in terms of their impact on teaching and learning begin to design their own online learning resources, activities and environments contextualise their own practice in terms of the key issues emerging from current research in the fields associated with e-learning demonstrate an advanced ability to reflect on the experience of being an online learner, and of the applicability of a range of e-learning approaches to theirown professional teaching context synthesise their understanding of the impact of the digital on academic knowledge and its dissemination by exploring various digital media for the presentation of their final assignment.
  2. critically evaluate a range of technologies in terms of their impact on teaching and learning
  3. critically reflect on key concepts, theories, and ideas from the research of digital education
  4. contextualise your own practice in terms of the key issues emerging from current research in digital education
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Additional Class Delivery Information The course is delivered entirely online, with no on-campus class sessions.
Course organiserDr Huw Davies
Course secretaryMiss Miao Zhang
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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