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EdTech: Choosing the best resources


This module looks at how to deliver the best outcomes from systematic and professional searches for suitable resources.

This will include balancing the challenges of credibility, reliability, usability and suitability when assessing the worth of found resources and taking into account what learners find and bring with them.


The module shows you a process for choosing the best sources and resources for your purpose.


After completing this module, you will be able to:

- Use a systematic approach to identify the best resources for your purpose
- Critically evaluate the potential contribution of resources found online in your practice.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the EdTech component - A1 : Planning and looking for information - how can technology best support your planning?

  • Formulate appropriate search strategies to identify digital resources for teaching and learning.
  • Select suitable digital resources for teaching and learning, considering the specific learning context and learning objective.
  • Critically evaluate the credibility and reliability of digital sources and resources.
  • Consider possible restrictions to the use or re-use of digital resources (e.g. copyright, file type, technical requirements, legal provisions, accessibility).
  • Assess the usefulness of digital resources in addressing the learning objective, the competence levels of the learner group as well as the teaching approach chosen.
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31st March 2020
dawn goodman

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2nd March 2020
Peter KIlcoyne

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16th February 2020
Matthew Gordon

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