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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2020 - 2021

Module Title Visions for Emerging Technologies
Module Code ES515
School 79

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Yvonne CrottyOffice NumberCA117
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

In this module participants will learn how to critically reflect on their own professional practice, beliefs and values and prepare an action plan for their own professional development. Participants will experience a range of approaches to teaching and learning including group ice-breakers, enquiry learning, interactive multimedia tutorials, live webinars and online collaboration. The module content emphasises the importance of having a vision for the creative use of technology in education and training contexts. There will be an opportunity for each participant to carry out independent research and present their findings on the topic of teaching and learning and how it can be transformed through the use of technology.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically reflect on professional practice.
2. Articulate own professional values and motivation.
3. Facilitate learning in online learning environments.
4. Examine ways of using social media to enhance teaching and learning.
5. Discuss how social media can promote innovation in learning and teaching.
6. Plan learner support and online activities.
7. Implement visual design for online learning
8. Conduct a small scale research project.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Teaching and Learning methodologies. Reflective Practice. Real World Research. Using Story. Visual Design for learning. Educating educators with and for social media.
Online activity8Adobe Conect Class sessions
Online activity24Reflective Journals
Independent Study60No Description
Total Workload: 116

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Teaching and Learning.
A range of teaching methodologies will be explored.

Teaching and Learning Online.
Plan for learning, facilitation and support of learning, design of activity, assessment.

Reflective Practice.
Journal writing, Articulating educational values and motivation. The Reflective process. Forms of reflection. Multimodal.

New Media
Social Media. Educating educators Social networking. Interactive media.

Visual Design of Online Learning.
Creative narratives with new media. Power of visual storytelling Forms of representation. Digital Interactive Media.

Practitioner Research.
Plan for data collection. Carry out data collection. Analyse data. Reflect on process.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Bolton, Gillie: 2014, Reflective practice: writing and professional development Bolton, Gillie, Los Angeles: SAGE,
  • Thomas, G.: 2009, How to do Your Research Project, Sage Publications,
  • Moon, J.: 2010, Using story: in higher education and professional development, New York: Routledge,
  • Miller, Michelle D: 2016, Minds online: teaching effectively with technology, Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
  • Miller, Kyle; Wankel, Charles; Marovich, Matthew; Stanaityte, Jurate: 2011, Educating educators with social media, Emerald, Bingley [U.K.] :,
  • Williams, R.: 2008, The Little Mac Book, PeachPit Press.,
  • Hunsinger, Jeremy; Senft, Theresa M.,: 2014, The social media handbook, New York: Routledge,
  • Kelsey, T.: 2010, Social Networking Spaces: From Facebook to Twitter and Everything In Between., Apress,
  • Alexander, B: 2011, The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media., Praeger.,
  • MacDonald, Janet: 2011, Blended learning and online tutoring: planning learner support and activity design, Aldershot: Gower,
  • Munn, Pamela: 1995, Using questionnaires in small-scale research: a teacher's guide, Edinburgh: Scottish Council for Research in Education,
  • Davis, Torria,: 2015, Visual design for online learning, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California,
Other Resources

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