Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Individuals with experience of work in any areas of Information Technology and Learning, particularly those who have an educational or training role.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
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|Assignment||100||One written assignment of 3,500-4,500 words, or equivalent e-portfolio with written commentary.|
Professor C Crook
Education Aims: To develop in participants an understanding of the societal context within which educational innovation with ICT occurs; to understand the institutional dimension of creating and sustaining ICT innovation; to understand theories of effective interpersonal learning interactions and the relevance of ICT to their mediation.
Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and understanding
A1 the impact of ICT at the system level;
A2 the history of ICT innovation in the UK and other countries;
A3 ICT and the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on national goals.
A4 how ICT supports forms of tutorial discourse
A5 how ICT supports forms of collaborative synchronous collaborative learning
A6 the role of ICT in fostering communities of practice in learning contexts
A7 the nature and significance of ICT within informal settings of learning
B1 critical thinking, the skills of analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, evaluate evidence and make appropriate generalisations;
B2 the skill of critically evaluating relevant theory;
B3 the skill of developing a coherent argument, orally and in writing, using evidence drawn from a range of sources.
C1 the ability to critically analyse the potential of ICT at the system and institutional level;
C2 the ability to engage in problem solving and creative thinking in a variety of learning contexts;
C3 greater confidence and proficiency in oral and written communication;
C4 the ability to analyse research findings and to conduct research in relation to ICT.
D1 the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant theory, empirical studies and practical applications;
D2 the ability to critically analyse and evaluate practice;
D3 the ability to apply theories in a variety of learning settings;
D4 the ability to engage in independent reflection and inquiry;
D5 the ability to engage in problem-solving and creative thinking;
D6 the ability to communicate more effectively;
D7 the ability to carry out research and evaluation.
Offering School: Education
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