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Using technology has taken teachers ability to interact with one another onto a global platform. The challenge is matching up the right audience with the content shared. It follows that extra care is needed when posting to a site where the audience isn't known.
In a world of competing voices, reputations for one's ideas are hard won and easily damaged and are only as good as the last contribution to a body of work. Consequently, professional standing as a teacher is important and can be managed through maintaining the quality of contributions to...
Using technology, like any other human activity, has an impact on the wider environment. Consumption and pollution from how our devices are made, used, and disposed of, is offset by the changes in environmental costs of behaviour changes that come from where and how those devices are used.
This module explores the use of spoken text through devices such as e-readers and eBooks to overcome barriers to learning for a range of learners, not only those with a sight impairment.
Our online identities are the keys that unlock personal, social and commercial accounts and transactions.
They create portraits of ourselves that others can access and by which they will judge us - as friends, colleagues, and potential employees.
We explored the importance of a digital...
Technology improves productivity through working with others, by accessing and engaging with ideas and in improving the administration of life activities. As a consequence, when done well, it provides more time to pursue higher, perhaps more pleasurable things in life and improved general wellbeing.
Cyberbullying is generally understood as bullying that takes place over digital devices and uses the web to make the connections. The physical separation makes it easier for actions to be conceived as bullying even when it is unintentional as well as actions that are designed to cause hurt and...
This module considers how issues of equitable access to digital technologies can have an impact on the quality of learning and how this may be redressed.
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 looks at the basic components of personal computing through the use of the various devices, the systems that run on them, setting them up as preferred and keeping them in good order.
This module follows on from the module Creating inclusive content: Principles. It shows how the principles from Creating inclusive content: Principles can be applied to create resources that are good for all users.
The way students learn and the skills they need to progress are the same used in class, but they offer new challenges to get the best from the options they present. How learners meet those challenges at the start of a programme and what help is provided for improvement requires thought in initial...
This module takes an overview of the content, issues and strategies that teachers need to understand, adopt and develop when teaching those skills areas in the National Standards for Essential Digital Skills (2019) that relate to working online. Namely:
Tailoring content and delivery to meet an individual learner's needs rather than taking everyone through the same programme at the same pace is an accepted goal of education, promoted by government policy and examined at inspection.
Technology has allowed education to push back the...
Recall doesn't just demonstrate evidence of learning; it is an integral part of the learning process. This module identifies the core elements of recall and revision and looks at the role that technology can play in directing them to improve learning outcomes.
The module looks at the use of technology to tailor content to meet the needs of a range of sensory, linguistic and cultural barriers.
This can lead to better learner retention and outcomes and greatly improved learner engagement and experience.
This module shows some principles of good practice for creating content that meets the needs of learners with a disability or learning disadvantage.
Stretching the efforts and reach made by learners is how teachers can express their desire for high expectations of learners and to make the most of their time in learning. Digital learning provides a platform, format or place to support these challenges. It offers new ways of providing a step up...