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:
- Critically assess your Digital Capabilities
- Account for the relationship between Digital Society and Digital Capabilities
- Identify key concepts of the Digital Society
- Explain key current understandings of education and learning in a Digital Society
- Utilise and develop your Digital Capabilities to enhance your learning
- Utilise digital tools to collaborate and communicate individually and as group
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.
|Completion of assessment task||20|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||6|
|Practical classes and workshops||10|
|Wider reading or practice||70|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Box of Broadcasts. BoB - Box of Broadcasts on demand TV and radio service for education
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.
Selwyn, N. (2014). Digital Technology and the Contemporary University: Degrees of Digitization. Online: Routledge with SRHE.
Selwyn, N (2016). Is technology good for education?. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
Hargreaves, I. and Hartley, J (2016). Creative citizen unbound. Online: Policy Press.
Selwyn, N. (2013). Distrusting Educational Technology : Critical Questions For Changing Times. Online: Routledge.
Craft, A (2010). Creativity and Education Futures: Learning in a Digital Age. London: Trentham.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.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