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EDU 514 Learning and Educational Technology: Reading list

EDU 514 Learning and Educational Technology

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.

Recommended readings

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

Mobile Learning

ICT and Learners

ICT and Teachers

ICT and Assessment

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