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EDPC5025: Learning Technology Research Frontiers

This unit is designed for students interested in the newest research developments in the area of learning technology, and those who want to gain a deeper understanding of research methods and techniques, appropriate to the fields of the learning sciences and technologies. It is ideal for those students who want to explore the newest topics of their interest and simultaneously learn about research design in a collaborative peer-supported learning environment. Students will learn to assess critically emergingdomains of learning technology innovation, understand different kinds of research methods and choose appropriate research methods for carrying out empirical studies. Students will participate in debates, research projects. The unit is student-led and involves proactive individual and collaborative exploration of topics.

Code EDPC5025
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. discuss recent theoretical developments in the field of learning technologies and ICT-enhanced learning and teaching
  • LO2. conduct and write research literature review in the area of learning technologies
  • LO3. critically analyse and assess the merits and limitations of different kinds of research in the field of learning technologies
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the main methodological research developments in the field of learning technologies
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of the learning technology research cycle
  • LO6. demonstrate a deep knowledge and abilities to make an informed judgement about the potential of emerging learning technology's domains.
  • LO7. demonstrate capacities to engage in and facilitate professional discussions about learning technology innovations

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.