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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM317: Educational Technology in Practice

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will be delivered through a programme of lectures and seminars, including peer presentation, (online) group work, peer discussions and support, interactive activities, workshop-type sessions and visits to reflect the ILOs.

Supervision of directed and independent work will be through email, moderation of discussion forums and instant messaging/chat programmes. You will use a range of online platforms to support your learning.

A number of sessions will adopt the ‘Lesson study approach’ in which you work in small teams, carefully and collaboratively crafting lesson plans and then analysing the outcomes.

In the first cluster of sessions, you will be introduced to key concepts and methodologies related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of educational practice with new technology.

The second cluster of sessions will consider the role of educational technology in educational practice, focusing on key theories and tools. You will also be working in pairs to plan, implement and evaluate your own practice with educational technology. Distance students are expected to implement your practice in an educational setting in your own locality.

The last cluster of sessions will consider a critical reflection of professional practice and discuss wider issues in design, implement and evaluations of new technology in educational settings. Peer presentations will be held to share and evaluate practice. Distance students are expected to undertake a group presentation via ELE.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3010 in-class sessions (3 hours) including lectures, seminars and tutorials with equivalent on-line provision for distance students
Guided independent study 50Directed reading related to topics discussed in the module
Guided independent study 120Directed study e.g. planning and implementing designed activities, analysing your own practice, preparing group presentations, writing blog entries.
Guided independent study100Preparation for assignments, further independent readings, contributions to online discussions and commenting on peer blogs

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).