ES5009: Education in the Digital Era

ES5009: Education in the Digital Era

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Education in the Digital Era
Module Code ES5009
Module Tutor Neil Gilbride
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description p>This module aims to explore the digital revolution and the impact this has on educational learning experiences.

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

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..

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Presentation: Group: 15 Minute Group Presentation.
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: 2000 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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