During this module you will explore some of the new and innovative practices and challenges facing education. The module begins by examining innovation in a wider sense, such as the changing curriculum or the challenges of globalisation, but then moves to a closer examination of eLearning, one of the more noticeable challenges facing education practices.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- -Design innovations in learning and teaching
- -Reflect on your own professional development and practice
- -Compare and contrast different forms of innovation in teaching and learning.
- -Identify and assess the barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation.
- -Take a critical approach to interrogating innovation and their associated claims.
The content of the module will typically cover:
- Emerging trends and the nature of innovation in education
- E-learning as innovative practice
- Approaches to e-learning
- Designing and implementing education innovations
- Evaluating the effectiveness of innovations
- Barriers to change in individuals and institutions
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module is taught entirely online. A typical 'lesson' would include:
- Lectures - delivered live via the university's web conferencing system (Adobe Connect) or as pre-prepared videos
- Lecture notes - written by the module tutors
- Selected readings - from the prescribed core texts
- Written tasks - submitted via private blogs or discussion forums
- Online activities - such as quizzes and tests
- Individual and Group tutorials - via Skype (individual) or Adobe Connect (groups)
|Wider reading or practice||50|
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||18|
|Completion of assessment task||60|
|Total study time||200|
Resources & Reading list
Extra Reading. During each lesson you will be directed to related readings from other textbooks and journal articles to enhance and extend your understanding of the topics under discussion. All of these resources will be available electronically via the University's library.
Paine, N. (2014). The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development. (Core Textbook). Kogan Page Publishers.
Selwyn, N. (2013). Distrusting educational technology: Critical questions for changing times. (Core Textbook). Routledge.
Harasim, L. (2012). Learning Theory and Online Technologies (Core Textbook). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group..
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Electronic artefact capable||25%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External