Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Blended and Online Education

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: EDU11100
Module leader: Louise Drumm
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement


Description of module content:

In this module you will be exploring practical and theoretical understandings of the use of technology for learning and teaching. The module will give you an overview of teaching approaches and educational technologies, equipping you to evaluate their appropriateness for your context. Emphasising active learning approaches, you will gain an understanding of the use of technology for assessment and feedback. You will get the opportunity to critique learning, teaching and assessment practices using case studies. As part of a community of practice with your fellow learners, you will gain a first-hand knowledge of collaborative learning online and co-construct learning opportunities with your peers. While small blends and low-tech approaches to learning will be addressed, you can also pursue your own interests in this field, continuing these in greater depth in later modules in the programme. Contemporary debates around open education, global and cultural perspectives, accessibility and inclusivity will also form a key part of the development of your critical understanding of the use of technology for learning and teaching. Based on your own context, this module will enable you to develop your own practical teaching strategy, drawing on evidence from the literature and other sources.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate learning theories and their implications for teaching and learning online.
LO2: Critically engage with digital technologies for teaching and learning and reflect on their use in your context.
LO3: Evaluate examples of blended and online learning.
LO4: Develop a personal strategy in your use of technology for teaching and learning.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
EDU11100 Introduction to Blended and Online Education(2023-24)