Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Coding and Software in Digital Education

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

Module code: EDU11121
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 introduced to the digital building blocks of contemporary technologies; from algorithms, through data structures and logic which make up code, to the decisions behind interfaces and web page design. You will get hands-on experience developing your knowledge of the fundamentals of programming, you will learn how to code simple applications. Furthermore, you will be introduced to the basics of web page design and interactivity, gaining experience of HTML, CSS and specialised software to develop online content. Applying these skills to your own context, you will have the opportunity to utilise them in a virtual learning environment, a blog or a website. These skills will be framed within the larger context of the use of technology for learning and teaching, and you will be introduced to some of the wider debates concerning the sociotechnical and sociomaterial aspects of human-computer interaction.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Investigate and critically assess technologies used for learning and teaching with reference to pedagogy and software design.
LO2: Demonstrate research-informed pedagogy by designing and leading a workshop in the use of technologies, coding/scripting or specialised software.
LO3: Design and develop a digital learning artefact using web-based technologies, coding/scripting or specialised software and critically evaluate it.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Drumm
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Practical classes and workshops 50
Online Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 LO1 7 , WORDS= 1500
Report 70 LO2, LO3 12 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
EDU11121 Introduction to coding and software in Digital Education