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Unit information: Technology Enhanced Learning in Education in 2021/22

Unit name Technology Enhanced Learning in Education
Unit code MEEDM0032
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Jane Williams
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

PG Certificate in TLHP.

Co-requisites

None

School/department Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

Technology is ubiquitous and is increasingly used in educational settings and by learners to further their own, personalised learning. This unit will help participants to evaluate a variety of tools, approaches and methods with a view to enhancing their teaching/ learning. It will introduce some key concepts in TEL, taking a critical approach to the research in the context of educational theory and evidence based teaching. It will also look at pragmatic issues and will require participants to implement TEL tool(s) or strategies within their own teaching/learning.

The unit will appeal to those who already use TEL but also to anyone keen to embrace new developments to support their teaching and also their own learning. It will not include training in the use of TEL tools.

Aims: This module aims to introduce learners to key concepts and practices relating to using technology to enhance teaching/learning within the health professions. It also aims to equip them to use technology enhanced learning in their own learning and teaching.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will have:

  • Critically explored the ways in which different TEL tools and practices can be used to support learning and teaching.

and they will be able to:

  1. Take a critical approach to using TEL in their own teaching and learning
  1. Integrate and evaluate the use of technology within their own practice as teachers/ learners

Teaching Information

Blended learning, including use of electronic tools and study days. Study days will be based on best practice interactive teaching/ learning and may include:

  • Group work
  • Discussion
  • Presentations
  • Evaluation of case studies
  • Peer feedback

TEL tools will also be used in pre-unit work and/or in between teaching days

Assessment Information

Formative: Peer and tutor feedback on tasks and critical readings and reflective journal kept throughout the unit.

Summative: The assignment consists of a presentation (duration 20 minutes plus questions), accompanied by a short, written reflection.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. MEEDM0032).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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