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EdTech: Accommodating the learner's digital context


This module looks at an individual's digital context based on personal access to the appropriate technology, their awareness of it, and the digital skills to make use of them.


This module shows you how to identify and accommodate the learner's digital context.


After completing this module you will be able to:
- define digital context
- describe and discuss its implications for delivering learning

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the EdTech component - F1 : Accessibility

  • Provide equitable access to appropriate digital technologies and resources, e.g. ensuring that all learners have access to the digital technologies used.
  • Select and use digital strategies which respond to the learner's digital context, e.g. contextual constraints to their technology use (e.g. availability, institutional restrictions - offender learning, work based learning), competences, expectations, attitudes, misconceptions and misuses.
  • Use digital technologies and strategies, e.g. assistive technologies, designed for learners' in need of special support (e.g. learners with physical or mental constraints; learners with learning disorders).
  • Consider and respond to potential accessibility issues when selecting, modifying or creating digital resources and to provide alternative or compensatory tools or approaches for learners with special needs.
  • Use design principles for increasing accessibility for the resources and digital environments used in teaching.
  • Continuously monitor and reflect on the suitability of the measures implemented to improve accessibility and adapt strategies accordingly.
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We greatly appreciate the time taken to provide us with feedback on each module. We regularly review all the feedback provided and use it to inform the development of new modules. Subject to funds being available and other constraints, we will amend existing modules where feedback shows this is required.
19th February 2020
Constance Henry

Our Response: Great thanks!
19th February 2020
Jane Tomlinson

Our Response: Glad this module met your expectations!
6th February 2020
dawn goodman

Our Response: Cool!
4th February 2020
Rachel Sherwood

Another great session, I liked that we could reflect and set an action plan

Our Response: You feedback is important to us and will inform our future development.
3rd February 2020
Alistair McNaught

Good overview of the issues. Might be useful to also prompt people to look at structural issues and ask appropriate questions of management - eg digital vision, digital investments, digital inductions etc.

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1st February 2020
Vikki Liogier

The module helps me to reflect on the design choices I can make - as an educator, to meet the challenging digital contexts of my learners.

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13th January 2020
Patricia Odell

Very helpful - action planning activity was very useful for considering next steps.

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13th January 2020
Sarah Simons

The suggestions around ways to integrate tech, or discuss ways to use tech in relation to learners' digital context, gave me a good base to reflect on how I could put this into practice.

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7th January 2020
Julie Meredith

Our Response: Thank you for the encouraging feedback!
2nd January 2020
Matthew Gordon

Our Response: Thanks for your rating.
6th December 2019
Carol Halnan

Our Response: Thank you for the encouraging feedback!
23rd November 2019
Sharon Yates

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
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