The Digital Practitioner - (15 credits)

This module is intended to develop scholarly, research and practical skills appropriate to teaching in the digital age. Students will build on the pedagogical approaches delivered in the previous year and explore how digital technology can transform the teaching and learning experience and how and why they are changing how we teach and learn. Current ideas about teaching, learning and assessment through digital mediums will be analysed through the exploration of theories from multiple perspectives which have been drawn on expertise from psychology, computer science and education. It will be a requirement for students to practically assess digital learning mechanisms in an educational context such as mobile phones, apps, smartboards, tablets, virtual learning environments, and immersive/augmented reality environments, looking at their effectiveness for teaching, learning and assessment as well as their significance to the user/learner.