This best practice guide to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and professional organisational learning contexts, examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning and combines this with case studies which demonstrate meaningful connections between theory and practice. Each chapter also contains discussion questions, learning activities and reflective points, allowing you to further engage with key research and relate it to your own teaching. Offering pragmatic advice on learning design, support and delivery, coverage includes: • Identifying learning needs and objectives • Selecting and developing appropriate content • Using technology to enhance learning • Assessment, evaluation and reflection This is an indispensable resource for anyone preparing to teach in Further Education, current Higher Education lecturers and work-based learning trainers in private and public-sector organisations. Lyn Ashmore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development and Denise Robinson is Director of the Post Compulsory Education & Training Consortium, both are based at the University of Huddersfield.

Using Technology to Enhance Learning

Using technology to enhance learning
Cheryl ReynoldsShailesh Appukuttan

Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Consider useful definitions of technology-enhanced learning.
  • Understand digital literacy and the usefulness of this notion within learning contexts.
  • Describe a range of TEL tools and their implications for pedagogical practices.
  • Analyse a range of case studies for potential application within practitioners’ own fields of practice.

Chapter Outline

In section 9.1, we briefly outline the theory that underpins it, before offering a consideration of the context for and a definition of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). In section 9.2, we go on to consider practical applications of TEL and its potential for transformative teaching and learning through a series of illustrative examples, which seek to model approaches to TEL design ...

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