Technology Enhanced Learning: Creativity in Design

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Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) used to be seen as an optional add-on for teaching and learning but we are now at the stage where TEL is an essential teaching aid that students expect to see embedded in their learning materials.

Teachers, tutors and lecturers can be faced with a bewildering array of applications, tools and approaches, all promising to help students learn. But how do you make informed decisions on the TEL that is appropriate for your students?

This unit aims to address this gap by enabling you to gain a critical understanding of how and why TEL can be selected and implemented to enhance education practice. Applicable to teaching and learning in schools, further and higher education, the unit does not focus on any discipline or subject but aims to allow you to contextualise the unit material to your own environment and requirements. The unit investigates TEL tools in the context of learning pedagogies and focuses attention on the intended outcomes of deploying TEL tools on those involved in their use.

You can enrol on this short accredited course/unit where successful completion of the assessment offers you 20 Level 7 credits.

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Key information

Next start date:

October 2018


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


Seven sessions between October and December 2018, ranging from 2–4 hours

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject or equivalent. Applicants should be teaching in a practice or academic setting. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other three components of speaking, listening and reading or equivalent. 

Course details

Having completed this unit you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of TEL within education practice;
  • Critically appraise the linkages between TEL tools and learning pedagogies and their effect on the student learning experience and other stakeholders;
  • Develop successful strategies for the effective identification, testing, implementation and evaluation of TEL Tools within your work and discipline contexts;
  • Evaluate and plan an innovative TEL tool that can enhance the student learning experience.

Programme specification

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View the unit specification (pdf 624kb) for Technology Enhanced Learning: Creativity in Design. The unit is also part of the MA Education Practice framework (pdf 408kb).

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

Course timetable

This short course takes place over seven sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 17 October 2018, 12:00–14:00
  • Wednesday 24 October 2018, 12:00–15:00
  • Wednesday 31 October 2018, 12:00–16:00
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 09:00–16:00
  • Wednesday 14 November 2018, 12.00–14:00
  • Wednesday 21 November 2018, 12:00–14:00
  • Wednesday 28 November 2018, 12:00–14:00

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