Current module tutor: Dr Brett Bligh
In this module we’ll invite you to address a vital question: how does technology enhanced learning (TEL) affect the way we learn, teach and assess?
To help you respond effectively to this question, you’ll examine recent research and theories and explore the relationships between learning, knowledge and pedagogy.
You’ll develop a critical understanding of:
- theories of learning
- the ways in which participants learn in TEL environments
- debates about the changing roles of teachers in TEL
- current views on the aims and purposes of assessment
- the ways assessment is conducted using technology, whether in formal education or other professional contexts
You’ll engage deeply with existing literature on themes such as how technology mediates social practices; how we can study learning, teaching and assessment in detail; and evaluation initiatives in TEL.
The module will give you the opportunity to work in special interest groups to investigate specific issues. You’ll develop further as a researcher by undertaking an empirical research project, relevant to your professional interests, with a special focus on identifying shortcomings in existing literature and so targeting your own research so that it has a better chance of interesting other scholars.
The module’s assessment, a 5,500-word piece of coursework, will involve you in conducting empirical research with a focus on learning, teaching and/or assessment.