E-Learning Developments And Communication EDUC2007

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

E-LEARNING in practice. Consideration of resources that can enhance practice and leadership with childcare.


3 full day inputs from 9am to 3.30pm

Requirements of Entry



Assessment for this course consists of three elements:


Students are required to successfully complete two sections of this assignment.


1. Online - creation, design and maintenance of a Mahara group to be shared with the course co-ordinator and associated professional common member. There is a requirement that all students will contribute and respond to their common Mahara site. (30%)


2. In groups, the students will present a timeline of their engagement with both the Mahara space and the presentation, highlighting individual and collaborative contributions. (20%)


3. An academic essay in continuous prose of 1250 words (+/- 10%). The essay should describe and evaluate an area of the student's practice that has been subject to the use of ICT (50%). 

Course Aims

The course aims to:

explore the role of digital technologies in Childhood Practice and in practitioners' learning from both a theoretical and a practical perspective

provide opportunities for personal and collegiate professional development through the use of e-learning including the use of online learning communities

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

discuss the use of a range of digital technologies and how they may contribute to both formal and informal learning within their workplace

select and apply a range of ICT tools and software appropriate to their working context

evaluate how digital technologies can be deployed to support and facilitate their own learning

demonstrate experience of reflection and discussion in online communities

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

At least 66% attendance. Students must attend the equivalent of 2 full days of input out of 3.
 in formative assessment task.
Submission of summative assessment task.

Students must pass two out of the three assessment elements to obtain a pass grade.