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Postgraduate Course: Digital Education in Global Context (EDUA11320)

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)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course examines certain sociological and political aspects of online learning. It looks at changes in online culture and ideologies under the influence of governments, corporations and society at large, the role of educational institutions in those developments in particular, and the potential for e-learning to help students negotiate the emerging social and political landscape of the online world. Themes include the social, political and economic forces behind the development of the internet and e-learning, the digital divides in early 21st century society, the role of e-learning in changing people's social and political identities, and the intellectual property disputes shaping the future of the internet, e-learning, and education and training.

The course will feature student interaction and discussion of its core themes using a community weblog/discussion board environment of a kind that plays host to socio-political discussions around the web. Students will be encouraged to consider the broader social and political implications of the online environment, and how education and e-learning are preparing them and their peers for the "information society".

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
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
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course the participants will have:

a critical understanding of distinctive social and political features of the online environment, including its historical and ideological underpinnings.

an ability to analyse and assess the role of educational institutions in the development of the online environment.

critical awareness of the social and political context and implications of e-learning.

an ability to synthesise concepts introduced in the course into an understanding of how change is negotiated in the online world, and how online skills prepare us for such negotiation and change.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Alistair Ewins
Tel: (0131 6)51 4789
Email: r.ewins@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Amanda Gilmour
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
Email: agilmou2@ed.ac.uk
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