Continuing Professional Development

Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Practice


The details
Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Practice
15 credits
Level 7
No date available
Colchester Campus

For module start dates, view the 2023-24 Module Calendar (.docx)

This module is designed to enhance the critical understandings of strategies, techniques and pedagogies employed to enhance learning through the use of technology.

Participants will explore and experiment with a range of technology-enhanced learning strategies, demonstrating critical application of these within the design of health professions education. Students are encouraged to design learning materials that they can then go on to use in their professional practice.

This module fits well within our Medical and Clinical Education pathway at PG Diploma or Masters level.

Learning outcomes

  • Critically appraise and synthesise education policies and strategies, and recognise the applications and implications of use in your own sector and work setting.
  • Critically appraise and synthesise theories and research evidence underpinning TEL.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, implement and participate in a range of TEL activities for teaching, learning, assessment and feedback purposes.
  • Show a critical awareness of the changing role of the teacher and the student as TEL evolves, and recognise access issues in terms of culture, language, and digital literacy.


Module Outline

This module is taught online, supported with four 3 hour workshops to develop practical skills. Topics covered include:

  • Pedagogy for online learning
  • Practical skills for the design, development and creation of an online learning resource.

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we’ll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.

Assessment strategy

  • Task 1 – identification and brief review of online activity
  • Task 2 – the development of a work-based technology enhanced learning activity or object submitted online in Moodle and a 1,500 word critical commentary
  • Task 3 – 1,500 word discussion of education theories to support online learning

Fees and funding

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What's next

We have guidance on making your application and the forms to download on our how to apply page.

Get in touch

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