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Postgraduate Course: Wider Themes in Digital Education (EDUA11335)

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 AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe field of digital education is in a stimulating period, with the development of new and contested theoretical perspectives as well as fast moving changes in technologies and practices that are often not subject to critical theorising. This course provides a flexible 'building block' structure supporting students to participate in or create smaller learning activities or experiences, engaging with emergent components of theory and practice in digital education. Individual learning activities within this course will be designed to approximate 5 Credits at Level 11 that accumulate to total 20 Credits at Level 11. It will also be possible for students to engage in single learning activities that are identified as equivalent to 10 or even 20 Credits at Level 11. Students will, therefore, be able to participate in up to four learning activities over the duration of this course.
This portfolio of self-selected learning activities will run for the duration of the programme of studies to which this course belongs within the constraints of the pre-requisites specified above and the requirement to have passed 120 Credits to be considered for progression to the dissertation stage of the MSc.
Learning activities created for this course will include both activities initiated and led by academic staff from the programme as well as those developed and led by students.
This course enables students on the postgraduate programme in Digital Education to engage more fully with a wider range of practices, activities and communities, and will ¿incentivise the good citizenship¿ of our students by providing opportunities to gain academic credit through this engagement with emerging technologies and practices in the digital education arena.
Course description The proposed course structure operates on two levels: (a) of the overall ¿course¿ and (b) in the learning activities themselves.

(a) Course structure
The course is structured around a number of activities in each academic year. Each of these activities is designed to approximate 5 Credits at SCQF Level 11 or multipliers of 5 Credits to a total of 20 Credits. The course will take place over a whole year, starting in September for completion by the following August.

Therefore, the total ¿course¿ provides 20 Credits at SCQF Level 11 through the creation of a post-course digital learning environment constructed in the synthesis of each individual¿s collection of learning activities.

(b) Learning activity illustrative structure
Each learning activity will be structured differently according to the nature of the activity and the intended learning outcome. Each learning activity would include a specification of the activities to be undertaken, how these will contribute to the achievement of the course Learning Outcomes, the nature of the evidence to be collected and agreement on the nature of the evidence demonstrating attainment of the Learning Outcome(s).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To be able to demonstrate critical analysis and reflection on concepts and practices within the domain of Digital Education
  2. To be able to select and apply relevant conceptual and practical knowledge and understanding in developing effective personal virtual/ digital learning experiences
  3. To be able to engage in the application of existing knowledge in new and innovative ways or to generate new knowledge or meaning in Digital Education
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Graduate Attributes and Skills A. Research and Enquiry
To be able to identify, define and analyse conceptual and/ or practical problems in Digital Education through the critical appraisal of existing evidence.
To be able to generative creative and innovative solutions appropriate to the broader context of Digital Education.
B. Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
To be able to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in the identification and execution of their intended learning activities.
To be independent learners able to develop and maintain a critical approach to issues in Digital Education.
C. Communication
To be make effective use of the multimodal capabilities of digital technologies to communicate appropriate knowledge and understanding of emerging concepts and practices in Digital Education.
D. Personal Effectiveness
To be able to recognise and respond to new opportunities for learning and development.
To be able to work effectively with others in diverse digital environments for learning.
Keywordsdigital education,open content,student-led
Course organiserMr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
Course secretaryMiss Miao Zhang
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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