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Digitally Enhanced Learning & Teaching

Ended Jun 19, 2016

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Full course description

Course Date:

May 9 - Jun 19, 2016

Duration:

6 weeks

Commitment:

3-4 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Instructor-led

Credential:

None

Description

Everyone is talking ‘digital’ - digital curriculum, digital learning & teaching - but what do we really understand about taking higher education into the digital age? In this course we explore the what it means to be both a teacher and a student in the digital age, and how we can best deploy the new opportunities that digital technologies bring, both to online and on campus learning and teaching.The course is highly interactive, and uses a wide variety of online techniques and tools.

Topics covered include:

  • Definitions of the digital curriculum and digitally enhanced learning & teaching
  • The digital natives, digital immigrants, digital wisdom debate
  • Constructivism and collaborative learning & teaching
  • Constructing blended learning
  • Digital learning & teaching tools
  • Mentoring and facilitating in a digital environment

Course Aims

  • To provide course participants with the opportunity to learn alongside, and from, a wide variety of people working in educational settings;
  • To allow course participants to experience the use of digital learning and teaching tools and techniques
  • To encourage the structured adoption of digital learning & teaching pedagogies into mainstream education.

Course Instructors

Keiron Spires

Keiron Spires

Associate Professor eLearning and Learning Technologies

Keiron Spires has been involved in using technology to support learning and teaching for over 20 years. During this period Keiron undertook an MEd eLearning from Sheffield University, by eLearning. He has created Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) packages; used Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs); introduced blended learning into curricula; taught in a virtual world (Second Life); and used film in online learning and teaching. Keiron’s current role as Associate Professor for eLearning has both a strategic and an operational component. He is responsible for the strategic direction of digital learning within the School of Health & Social Care at London South Bank University (LSBU), and is instrumental in the strategic direction of the wider university. Keiron is currently managing the following:

  • Definitions and explorations of eLearning
  • A project to deploy iPads to all students and to support their use in learning and teaching;
  • The continuous development of the VLE
  • The development of MOOCs on the canvas.net platform
  • The development of further online courses for Singapore and Sarawak
  • Mentoring eLearners
  • The development of the digital campus at LSBU
  • The introduction of digital literacies into curricula

You can see more about Keiron at http://keironspires.com