Module title: Emerging Digital Technologies for Blended and Online Education

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

Module code: EDU11114
Module leader: Louise Drumm
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or have passed this module


Description of module content:

The module explores underpinning concepts relating to the successful adoption of new and innovative digital technologies and tools in blended and online education. In introducing a broad and adaptive range of ideas and case studies, it takes into consideration international, cultural and language diversity.
Principles of play - approaches and digital tools relating to motivations of play, including gamification, interactive artefacts, digital storytelling, ARGs and virtual worlds.
Principles of exploration and discovery – approaches and digital tools relating to motivations of exploration and discovery, including location-based apps, geo-guides and augmented reality.
Principles of digital reward – approaches and digital tools relating to motivators of reward, including digital badges, digital currency and incentive.
Principles of engagement – approaches and digital tools relating to motivators of engagement, including social media, MOOCs, open practice, crowd wisdom.
Principles of digital literacy – understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for engagement with digital tools and technologies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically examine the evolution of innovative and inclusive technology, structures and emergent practices, and evidence reflective understanding of the module themes by movement through and completion of the game.
LO2: Articulate the principles, processes and concepts of adoption of new and innovative technologies and tools in blended and online education;
LO3: Distinguish between and critically evaluate a broad range of current and emerging technologies and online resources, appraising their potential for supporting and enhancing teaching and learning and assessment in the classroom and online;
LO4: Examine approaches to educational engagement with digital literacy, developing a literacy strategy which confidently accompanies the use of emergent technology in relation to a particular course context;
LO5: Develop, critically analyse and apply a digital intervention into professional practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
EDU11114 Emerging Digital Technologies for Blended and Online Education