Postgraduate Course: An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11222)
|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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- critically evaluate a range of technologies in terms of their impact on teaching and learning
- critically reflect on key concepts, theories, and ideas from the research of digital education
- contextualise your own practice in terms of the key issues emerging from current research in digital education
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course is delivered entirely online, with no on-campus class sessions.
|Course organiser||Dr Huw Davies
|Course secretary||Miss Miao Zhang
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265