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2014/15 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5251M Issues in ICT and Education

30 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Maggie McPherson
Email: m.mcpherson@education.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2014/15

Pre-requisite qualifications

- A minimum of two years relevant postgraduate professional experience.
- Have basic ICT skills (to be able to use e-mail, word processors and the WWW) and to be able to use computers routinely in their academic work.
- To demonstrate independent facility in the use of ICT with appropriate technical support.

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module aims to provide a critical examination of practice, research and development in the area of Information and Communications Technology in Education. It will examine the impact of computer based technologies on education, and explore ways of evaluating that impact.By considering a spectrum of issues, the module will introduce participants to the many facets of ICT in a range of educational settings, both formal and informal.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- analyse and critique the roles and rationales for ICT in education;
- apply a range of theoretical perspectives systematically to ICT in education;
- evaluate critically the nature and extent of ICT's impact on educational practices and stakeholders.

Syllabus

This module aims to provide a critical examination of practice, research and development in the area of Information and Communications Technology in Education. It will examine the impact of computer based technologies on education, and explore ways of evaluating that impact.

By considering a spectrum of issues, the module will introduce participants to the many facets of ICT in a range of educational settings, both formal and informal.

Range of issues to be covered:
- The roles and rationales for ICT in Education.
- ICT as an agent of change.
- e-learning and formal education.
- ICT and the development of learning.
- Evaluating ICT in education.
- Equity Issues.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning122.0024.00
Seminar122.0024.00
Tutorial121.0012.00
Private study hours240.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Private Study
- 12 hours per session preparation for synchronous seminars and asynchronous discussion (144)
- 96 hours Assignment preparation.
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Teaching
- The seminars are 12x2 hour synchronous seminars and
- the on-line learning takes the form of 12x2 hour asynchronous discussions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Each participant will be expected to make a contribution of between 500 - 1,000 word per Session, about a specific issue in the asynchronous discussion.
- Each person will be expected to contribute to the synchronous seminar.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignmenta 6,000 word case study100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/02/2015

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