Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module will cover the following topics:
The key theoretical debates around media power and education and learning, using examples drawn from press, radio, television, film, the Internet, computer technology and multimedia sources;
The role of Web 2.0 tools in education including learning communities such as blogs and wikis;
The practical skills to create an online multimedia presentation.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Identify the key concepts of technology enhanced learning (TEL);
2. Appreciate the range of TEL approaches;
3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of TEL approaches;
4. Assess the role digital-learning plays in life long and personalised learning;
5. Appreciate emerging technologies and their implications for education;
6. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the changing educational environment..
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