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.
What is elearning/blended learning
Group Behaviour Dynamics (traditional learning environments vs online learning environments).
Akyol, Z. & Garrison, D. R. (2011). Understanding cognitive presence in an online and blended community of inquiry: assessing outcomes and processes for deep approaches to learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, vol. 42, pp. 233–250.
Matzat, U. (2013). Do blended learning communities enhance teachers’ professional development more than purely virtual ones? A large scale empirical comparison. Computers & Education, vol. 60(1), pp. 40-51.
Media and methods selection for course materials and content
Martin, S. J. (2012). Final comparison study of teaching blended in-class courses vs. teaching distance education courses. Systems, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol. 10, pp. 40-46. Vai, M. & Sosulski., K. (2011). Essentials of online course design: a standards-based guide. Routledge.
Evaluating web based materials and resources for group based learning Vs individual learning needs
López-Pérez, M. V., Pérez-López, M. C. & Rodríguez-Ariza, L. (2011). Blended learning in higher education: students’ perceptions and their relation to outcomes. Computers & Education, vol. 56, pp. 818-826. Request item
Shea, P. & Bidjerano, T. (2010). Learning presence: towards a theory of self efficacy, self-regulation, and the development of communities of inquiry in online and blended learning environments. Computers & Education, vol. 55, pp. 1721-1731. Request item
Evaluating CD Roms and Lesson Resource Information – integrating into lessons
Ocak, M. A. (2011). Why are faculty members not teaching blended courses? Insights from faculty members. Computers & Education, vol. 56, pp. 689–699. Request item
Evaluating Web 2.0 in Education. Interacting with educational social networking sites–experiences as a user
Solomon, G. & Schrum, L. (2010). Web 2.0: how-to for educators. 2nd edn. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education.
Laptops and Ipads
Donnelly, R. (2010). Harmonizing technology with interaction in blended problem based learning. Computers & Education, vol. 59, pp. 304-315. Request item
Tamim, R.M., Bernard, R.M., Borokhovski, E., Abrami, P.C. & Schmid, R.F. (2011). What forty years of research says about the impact of technology on learning: a second-order meta-analysis and validation study. Review of Educational Research, vol. 81, pp. 4-28.
Assessing and evaluating online and blended learning
Graham, C. R., Woodfield, W. & Harrison, J. B. (2013). A framework for institutional adoption and implementation of blended learning in higher education. Internet and Higher Education. vol. 18, pp. 4-14.
Habibi, M. et al. (2012). The study of effectiveness of blended learning approach for medical training courses. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, vol. 14(1). Request item
Quillen, I. (2013). The rise of blended learning. Smithsonian.com. Open resource
Wu, J.H., Tennyson, R. D. & Hsia, T.-L. (2010). A study of student satisfaction in a blended e-learning system environment. Computers and Education, vol. 55, pp. 155-164. Request item
Barber, D., Cooper, L. & Meeson, G. (2007). Learning and teaching with interactive whiteboards. Learning Matters.
Dornfest, A. (2003). Frontpage 2003 for dummies. 2nd edn. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Forsyth, I., Jolliffe, A. & Stevens, D (1999c). Planning a course: practical strategies for teachers, lecturers and trainers. 2nd edn. London: Kogan Page.
International Society for Technology in Education. (2007). National educational technology standards for students: connecting curriculum and technology. 2nd edn. Eugene OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
Nilson, L. B. & Weaver, B. E. (Eds). (2005). Enhancing learning with laptops in the classroom. Jossey-Bass.
Rothwell, W. J., Butler, M. N., Hunt, D. L., Li, J., Maldonado, C., Peters, K. & King Stern, D. J. (2006). The handbook of training technologies: an introductory guide to facilitating learning through technology-from planning through evaluation. San Francisco: Pfeifer.
Solomon, G. & Schrum, L. (2010). Web 2.0: how-to for educators. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
Sonwalker, N. (2004). Changing the interface of education with revolutionary learning technologies: an effective guide for infusing technology enabled education for universities and corporations. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.
ICT Lesson Plans and Resources