To develop your understanding, this module poses questions such as: What is the Digital Society? Will the Digital Society offer more transparency, participation and innovation? What does the Digital Society mean for education and learners? You will have opportunities to consider the notion of Digital Learning and reflect on the use of digital tools to support learning. In addition, you will identify gaps in your digital capabilities and develop a strategy to make improvements.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Develop and use digital skills with novel digital tools.
- Develop your capability of teaching with technology and thus, grow in understanding of effective use of technology for education.
- Understand the potential of technology for addressing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and understand how technology can be designed and used in a way that is conscious of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, by furthering equity and empowerment of the individual.
- Develop your understanding of digital divides and inequalities in relation to educational technology.
Topics normally covered in this module will include:
- An introduction to notions of Digital Society;
- A review of learning theories related to Learning 2.0;
- Digital Capabilities, interactions and linkages;
- Information, data and media literacies;
- Digital creation, innovation and scholarship;
- Communication, collaboration and participation;
- Digital learning and self-development;
- ICT skills, digital literacies and proficiencies;
- Digital identity and well-being;
- Criticisms of Digital Society and implications for education and learning.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
You can expect to engage in learning workshops and supported periodic drop-in individual/group tutorials. You will need to keep an up-to-date record of your learning activities and provide regular peer-feedback to others. Tutor feedback on progress will be provided on a regular basis during the module. You will compile an evidence base in the form of an online portfolio for assessment purposes.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||6|
|Completion of assessment task||20|
|Wider reading or practice||70|
|Practical classes and workshops||10|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Module resources. Module resources and materials will be updated on a regular basis via Blackboard. Students and tutors are expected to co-create some online resource collections.
Box of Broadcasts. BoB - Box of Broadcasts on demand TV and radio service for education
Selwyn, N (2016). Is technology good for education?. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
Selwyn, N. (2013). Distrusting Educational Technology : Critical Questions For Changing Times. Online: Routledge.
Selwyn, N. (2014). Digital Technology and the Contemporary University: Degrees of Digitization. Online: Routledge with SRHE.
Craft, A (2010). Creativity and Education Futures: Learning in a Digital Age. London: Trentham.
Hargreaves, I. and Hartley, J (2016). Creative citizen unbound. Online: Policy Press.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Individual report Coursework
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External