EDM122: Digital Literacies and Open Practice coming soon!

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Technology has had an enormous impact on the way we teach and the way we learn. In this new module, you will examine the the evolution of digital technologies and their impact in HE, investigate debates and evidence about the effects on teaching and learning, examines the digital tools which are used to support teaching, learning, research and administration and the developments might occur in the foreseeable future. It provides you with the opportunity to reflect critically on the issues raised by the increasing implementation of technology in HE both globally and within your own context and to explore what both digital literacies and open practice means in the context of your work.

This new 15 credit module is part of the MA in Academic Practice at City, University of London. It is taught by Dr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development and the course will be starting in October 2018. The course is taught face to face through 3 full day teaching session, with online learning support via webinars, Moodle and the course blog.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • evaluate how technology creates both opportunities for innovation and challenges in learning and teaching practice and to consider how to integrate technologies into current learning and teaching strategies in an effective manner;
  • analyse the use of digital resources appropriate to the content, audience and aims of your current courses;
  • develop transferrable skills, including your own digital literacies and how to better support students in this area;
  • develop an understanding of open practices and reflect on what it means in your own context as a teacher and researcher.

To find out more and register see the City University MA in Academic Practice website. The course fee for this module is £600. However, the course blog will be available to everyone in the interests of open education. The webinar recordings will also be made available via the blog, in addition to further details about the course content.

All fees are waived for any City, University of London staff (including visiting lecturers) and current City PhD students. We are also able to offer a 25% reduction of fees for all staff from other member institutions of the University of London – although City staff will receive preference in the event of any capacity constraints.

About Jane Secker

Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London

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