Research Topics in Technology Enhanced Learning
Mål og innhald
The aim of the course is to give an understanding of central perspectives, theoretical foundations and concepts related to the use of advanced technology for learning and teaching. It provides in-depth, cross-disciplinary coverage of the field of technology enhanced learning that is at the cross roads of technology, education, psychology, and applied social science.
The course emphasizes both historical and contemporary perspectives, and covers selected topics such as learning theory, artificial intelligence in education, mobile learning, computer support for collaborative learning, serious games, and learning 2.0.
A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Knowledge: The candidate
- understands historical and contemporary perspectives on Technology Enhanced Learning.
- knows the theoretical and methodological foundations of Technology Enhanced Learning.
Skills: The candidate
- can plan, design, critique and evaluate technology enhanced learning in various settings.
- can carry out research on Technology Enhanced Learning
Krav til forkunnskapar
Bachelor in information science, in media studies or equivalent.
Krav til studierett
The course is open to other master students and to international students with a solid background in information science under application.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Lectures, exercises, seminars with presentations and reviews of literature.
There will be mandatory assignments which must be completed and approved. The approved mandatory assignments can be carried over to the following semester, but not beyond.
Mandatory participation: Attendance at 80% of course sessions is mandatory.
Oral examination (30%)
Semester Project in a group (40%)
Portfolio assessment (30%) based on:
- Reflections over own participation/learning
- At least 1 smaller individual assignment
The grading system has a descending scale from A to E for passes and F for fail.
The course is evaluated by students each 3rd year, and by the instructor each year.