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Recent Developments In Digital Technologies In Education

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Module description

This module will introduce a broad range of current major developments associated with ICT in education. In particular it will include a consideration of computational thinking in the curriculum and its importance for learning. Students may be from a range of subject areas including computer science and they will consider computational thinking as well as the use of computers and the Internet in their subjects for learning, teaching and the curriculum, the nature of educational software, how learners may be changing in the digital age and the impact of new technologies such as multimedia and social networking software. Other areas covered include web - based learning, the role of computer - mediated communications, pedagogy with technology, modelling, learning though gaming, mobile learning and e - assessment. 


Assessment details


  • One 6,000 word assignment (worth 90% of the final grade)
  • Contribution to online forums (worth 10% of the final grade)

Educational aims & objectives

This module is designed to provide an introduction to education in a digital age where a range of digital technologies are available to support and enable learning and computational thinking is being recommended as a basic skill for everyone. The module aims to

  • review important recent developments in computing and the use of digital technologies in education
  • examine the contribution of these developments to learning
  • explore and evaluate the significance of these developments to teachers, pupils and schools
  • consider possible future developments and trends in new technologies and education
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