Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment with Technology (ELTAT)

This unit will enable participants to explore the opportunities offered by the wide range of technologies available, primarily as part of the MMU standard platform, to support learning, teaching and assessment. This will include technologies that can be used in the classroom and/or online environment. The participants will experience and assess the use of a range of technologies available to them at MMU and reflect on these in the context of their own practice. Over the course of the unit, they will construct a portfolio of evidence and reflections on their experiences with learning, teaching and assessment technologies.

The unit will encourage participants to adopt constructive alignment as a design framework for developing holistic learning teaching and assessment strategies supported by appropriate technology. Participants will explore the issues that exist or emerge in planning, developing and delivering courses using technology, and will consider factors affecting the success and effectiveness of such courses from both the lecturer and student perspective.

Ultimately, participants will develop skills in design, implementation and evaluation of technology enhanced learning, teaching and assessment in the context of their own practice.

Unit Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the use of technology to enhance their current learning, teaching and assessment practice
  2. Design constructively aligned learning, teaching and assessment strategies that embed technology effectively in their practice.
  3. Develop an action plan to effectively embed technology within their practice.

Content

Planning and development tools

  • ADDIE development model

Models of online delivery

  • Web-enhanced, Web-focused, Web-delivered course designs

Constructive alignment of learning, teaching and assessment

  • Reviewing/writing learning outcomes
  • Review and design tools
    • Learning, teaching and assessment matrix
    • Activity design and learning objectives approach

Interactive and collaborative classroom technologies

  • Linking face-to-face (f2f) to online provision

Range of learning technologies, primarily available on the MMU standard platform, available to support learning teaching and assessment

  • MMU Core+ Model technologies including: Institutional Virtual Learning Environment; Assessment and feedback tools; Content development tools, Audio/Video recording and management tools,  Classroom/Learner Response Systems; ePortfolio tools; Web 2.0 technologies

Inclusivity, Accessibility and Usability

  • Obligations under The Equality Act (2010) and the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations (2018)
  • Man Met Moodle Area Checklist

Engaging and supporting students and staff with technology enhanced learning, teaching and assessment

  • Using student feedback (Man Met Internal Student Survey (ISS) to evaluate and inform technology provision and practice)
  • Staff experience and feedback on technology provision

Unit Assessment

Portfolio
Participants will produce a critical reflective portfolio which will be underpinned by a range of formative activities. 

Formative
The following are examples of items of evidence that may be included in the portfolio.  Participants will be provided with regular, rapid feedback on these activities throughout the unit.

  • A critical review of their current learning, teaching and assessment practice
  • A detailed pedagogic design proposal for modifications they would like to make to their learning, teaching or assessment practice
  • A critical reflection on their experiences of utilising technology within the unit
  • An action plan, including timescales, describing how the pedagogic design proposal could be implemented within their practice
  • An evaluation strategy to assess the effectiveness of the proposed technology based intervention.
  • Critical reflections on the process of developing resources

Summative
A critically reflective portfolio that demonstrates students capabilities in design, implementation and evaluation of technology enhanced learning, teaching and assessment in the context of their own practice. (2500 words or equivalent (100% – Full and final element of assessment))

 

For more information contact the Unit Leader Rod Cullen: r.cullen@mmu.ac.uk

As well as registering below, in some circumstances you may need to complete an application form to study this unit. Please check on the application form page »

In brief

 

  • Look at your role and identify where technology can enhance and add value
  • Produce a tangible set of plans to enhance your current practice and develop new practices that incorporate technology into delivery
  • A very practical unit - a lot of formative work done in class to support the assignment
  • Teaches you about the use of technology available within the institutional core + technology platform in the context of your own teaching practice

Mode of study: online

Number of sessions: Welcome webinar plus 6 x 1.5 hours sessions

Type of session: workshop/discussion

Assessment type and size:
2500 word reflective portfolio

Prior knowledge/experience required: Only a basic understanding of MS Word/Moodle so you can be taught the tools within these systems. Suitable for anyone who is involved in a unit (not necessarily in its delivery) - you will be required to review a unit as part of the assessment.

When will it run: Spring term

Unit leader/contact: Rod Cullen

Delivery Dates and Registration

Please note: Units are delivered online. Processing time required for applications and preparation time for participants means that the last registration date cannot be extended

Spring 2022

Online sessions begin:
Tuesday 11th January

Delivery:
10:00am - 11:30am

Venue: online

 

Click here to see full timetable

ELTAT

Taught sessions on Tuesday 10.00-11.30am

DateActivityLocation
11 Jan 2022 Session 1 (Welcome Webinar) online
18 Jan Session 2 online
25 Jan Session 3 online
1 Feb Session 4 online
8 Feb Session 5 online
15 Feb Session 6 online
22 Feb Session 7 online
25 April 2022 Final Submission Deadline Moodle

 

Please contact the UTA CPD team if you have any queries.