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Postgraduate Course: Information Literacies in Digital Education (EDUA11410)

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 engages with the current challenges of the continuously changing digital information landscape, and aims to support students in developing their understanding of information literacies. Knowing how to find, evaluate, use and 'remix' information critically, and in an ethical way, are essential aspects of learning, teaching and working in the digital age. This course will enable students in developing their own information literacies, and to reflect on the development of the information practices of students, clients and co-workers.

Students who are not studying on the Digital Education (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) programme who wish to enrol for this course must liaise directly with the programme secretary before enrolling.
Course description This 20 credit, fully online, option course from the Digital Education programme engages with the current challenges of the continuously changing digital information landscape, and aims to support students in developing their understanding of information literacies. Course information, activities, and discussions are hosted mainly within the Moodle environment, including tutor supported asynchronous discussion via the Moodle discussion forum.

Knowing how to find, evaluate, use and 'remix' information critically, and in an ethical way, are essential aspects of learning, teaching and working in the digital age. This course will enable students to develop their own information literacies, and to reflect on the development of the information practices of students, clients and co-workers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 16/01/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework: «br /»
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1. Coursework design (40%) «br /»
Students will produce a descriptor and rationale for a coursework activity in any subject area, aimed at a group of students/co-workers/clients. The activity must require the group to develop information practices in the context of the subject. «br /»
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2. End of course essay (60%) «br /»
This assignment should be submitted at the end of the course. Participants will submit an essay (or multimodal equivalent) on an issue of their choice relating to one of the course themes on information literacies in digital education. «br /»
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Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically engage with 'new literacies' concepts such as 'information literacy' and 'digital literacy'
  2. Critically examine and develop their own information practices
  3. Critically reflect on the development of the information practices of students, clients and co-workers
  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of issues related to publication and re-use of informational objects
  5. Critically engage with information as an element of social and political power
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsdigital education,information literacies
Contacts
Course organiserDr Philippa Sheail
Tel: (0131 6)51 6238
Email: P.Sheail@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Amanda Gilmour
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
Email: agilmou2@ed.ac.uk
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