Department: Master of Education
Module Description: This module will consider the role of the educator and the learner in relation to the use of Educational Technologies in learning environments. Learning theories and the pedagogical issues raised by the use of Information Communication Technologies will be discussed. The ways in which technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning will be examined in relation to theoretical models of good practise as well as practical issues concerning the successful implementation and use of technologies in a pedagogically sound manner. The relationship between technology use and its role in knowledge construction and assessment will be investigated and examined in relation to the needs, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of teachers, students as well as acknowledging the role and development of the knowledge economy in affecting teaching and learning practices.
Historical and Political Overview of ICT in Education
Learning, thinking and technology
Edutainment – Games and Learning
Evaluating Educational Technology Interactions
Web 2.0 and Education
Ito, M., Horst, H. A., Bittanti, M., Boyd, D., Herr-Stephenson, B., Lange, P. G., Pascoe, C. J. & Robinson, L. (2009). Living and learning with new media: summary of findings from the digital youth project. Cambridge: MIT Press.
ICT and Learners
ICT and Teachers
ICT and Assessment