Module/Course Description

Course Title: Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning

Course Code: UU-EDU-2430-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Education in Primary Education

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

The aim of this course is to instill in potential teachers the importance of using digital technologies for teaching and learning in order to facilitate learning in this technological age. Teacher’s knowledge and skill in the use of digital technologies will help students to understand the importance of the course. This course provides an essential introduction to the use of digital technologies to support both teaching and learning in a variety of educational contexts. Students will engage with a range of technologies and critically consider how to effectively integrate these technologies in their teaching in order to support the diverse needs of students. Student centeredness is crucial in this course and hence will enable a hands-on approach. One of the barriers is the issue of affordability of the tools/gadget (smart phones, tablets, laptops, computers etc) to use, at individual level, school level and community. This could afford accessibility and continued practice of the skills learnt.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students will be expected to:

i.   Use different types of digital resources that facilitate learning.
ii.   Explain the ways in which digital technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning.
iii.   Analyse the importance of student engagement in learning through the digital learning framework in order students to become thinkers, active students and knowledge constructors.
iv.   Analyse the barriers to learning with technology and how to overcome these.
v.    Discuss the issues of affordability and suggest alternatives.
vi.   Analyse the importance of usage of the wide range digital technologies for teaching learning, and assessment.
vii.  Explain the importance of integrating ICT skills across the curriculum.
viii.  Explain copyright and its impact on the use of digital resources.

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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