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EDU8232 : Investigating Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr James Stanfield
  • Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The main aims and purpose of this module are:

• To critically review the theoretical and contemporary debates and practices surrounding technology enhanced learning.

• To develop a critical approach to analysing the impact of technology in education.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to the module, reflective blogging & literature review

What has gone wrong with technology enhanced learning?

How to analyse the impact of technology on learning?

The design of technology enhanced learning

Students share their findings from their 2000 word literature reviews

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials55:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion197:0097:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops65:0030:00Present in Person
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity65:0030:00Reflective blogging
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time63:0018:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module will utilise block teaching with 4 full days in the first 4 weeks followed by a fifth full day in week 8. These full days will include the delivery of some lecture content, combined with a significant amount of group activities. Students will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts, opinions and reflections both in class and online via their own personal blog.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M100Reflective blogging (2000 words) and essay (2000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The following two forms of assessment will be utilised on this module:

- Reflective blogging (2000 words, 50% of mark). Students are asked to write a reflective blog (500-750 words) after each day session. Formative feedback is provided on each blog and the students are free to improve their blogs until the final deadline.

- Literature review (2000 words, 50% of mark). During the module students are encouraged to identify an interesting area of research and they are then tasked with writing a 2000 word literature review on this subject. In the final day session students are asked to share their finding with the rest of the class and each student also receives an online document including each of the different literature reviews. As a result this document now becomes an important part of the module content.

Reading Lists