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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM317: Educational Technology in Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of the module is for you to a) to create links between theory and practice in teaching and learning with new technology within a context of design science and b) learn about the role of new technology in practice


Specifically the module will enable you to:

develop a conceptual and practical understanding of the nature of effective learning environments with new technology;

develop a practical understanding of methodologies to plan and develop learning environments with new technology;

identify the possible impacts of technological tools for learners’ understanding;

develop skills to design and implement learning activities and units which reflect on theoretical underpinnings of teaching and learning with new technology;

critically evaluate existing digital practices in education


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a critical awareness of theoretical perspectives and practical concerns in technology as applied to education informed by your reading and professional practice;
2. demonstrate a critical understanding of the processes and methodologies of designing learning environments with new technology;
3. demonstrate the ability to design, implement and reflect on effective learning environments with new technology;
4. demonstrate an ability critically construct a theoretical framework to analyse and reflect the teaching and learning with new technology;
Discipline-Specific Skills5. identify systematically and evaluate insightfully current research and advanced scholarship relevant to the field of educational technology, creativity and thinking;
6. evaluate and critique ideas and concepts encountered on the pathway in the light of different theoretical approaches;
7. evaluate critically existing learning environments with new technology, and design own learning environments which reflect on theoretical ideas encountered on the pathway;
8. apply theoretical insights, through critical reflection, to evaluate professional practice;
Personal and Key Skills9. demonstrate the ability to identify and critically discuss current issues in educational technology;
10. demonstrate the ability to reflect independently, critically and creatively on professional practice;
11. demonstrate the ability to construct organised, structured, critically reflective and analytic writing;
12. demonstrate the ability to manage time and engagement in the context of masters level study that has a high level of independent study;
13. demonstrate the ability to take the initiative in contributing collaboratively in interactive learning contexts;
14. demonstrate communication skills both oral and written and in on-line contexts.