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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5265M Digital Education in Practice

30 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Bronwen Swinnerton

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

In this online distance learning module you will be introduced to digital strategy and policy, and discuss current digital technologies in use within education settings. You will also explore potential future digital technologies on the horizon for use in education. You will practice collaborative group-working using digital tools and produce a multi-modal group-based assessment.


To enable students to consider, explore and discuss current and future digital technologies in use within the education sector and informal learning settings. Students will become aware of the wide range of digital technologies and pedagogic approaches to integrating technology into education settings.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:

1. Interpret and begin to devise digital strategies and policies for use with digital technologies in educational and/or professional learning settings 

2. Critically assess current digital technologies in use in the education sector at school, FE and HE level, in professional learning settings and in informal learning settings 

3. Critically consider future potential digital technologies that may be used in the education and professional learning settings, and issues with embedding these in pedagogical approaches 

Skills Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:

1 The ability to search for, evaluate and use pertinent information sources to support your arguments and draw informed conclusions.

2 The ability to articulate a well-structured and coherent argument in a digital environment, using a range of digital tools

3 The ability to demonstrate effective collaboration within a group setting using digital tools and platforms by reflecting on the process and experience


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning115.5060.50
Private study hours221.00
Total Contact hours79.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Each participant will be expected to make an active contribution within the asynchronous and synchronous elements which will be monitored and feedback given. Each student will have two tutorials to discuss progress. There will be opportunities for formative feedback on work in progress from peers as well as the module teaching team.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment.30.00
In-course Assessment.70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 17/05/2024 10:02:25


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