PED2750 – Learning and Digital Technologies

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Course content

We live in The Information Society where knowledge is the most important mean of production and learning is the most important process. Increasingly, learning processes involve digital technology. Mastering new technology may be the aim of the learning process or the technology may be a way to promote the acquisition of a certain knowledge content or new skills in a better and more relevant way.

This course focuses on the interrelationship between learning and technology. How might simulations and 3D models of complex scientific processes and phenomena help kids learn science in a different, more engaging and productive manner? Do children need to spend hours practicing the hand writing skills in the digital age? What kind of learning principles inform the design of computer games like Halo or World of Warcraft? These and similar questions will be discussed in and through this course in learning and digital technologies.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

The student is able to

  • describe theoretical perspectives on learning from- and with digital technology.
  • describe relations between the theoretical perspectives and design and use of digital technology in learning.
  • analyze the function and importance of digital technologies in learning processes
  • apply theories to analyze and identify principles of learning in e-learning solutions
  • critically discuss the impact of digital technology and its function in organizations and society

Skills

The student is able to

  • design learning situations supported by technology
  • adapt general learning principles to specific educational challenges
  • give a presentation for others on an academic subject
  • analyze text and formulate ideas in a written academic text

Competencies

The student is able to:

  • discuss academic questions with others in interdisciplinary teams and groups
  • contribute to developmental work through identifying required competence and facilitating knowledge development
  • apply a critical approach to the significance and function of digital technology

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Basic admission requirements for UiO.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

It is recommended that students have some basic knowledge of topics in Education at bachelor level.

Overlapping courses

100% overlap with PED1750 and PED2750t

Teaching

The course consists of lectures and student-activites including

  • case and problem based reasoning and writing summaries of texts
  • groupdicussions about the course curriculum
  • practical exercises, evaluation of digital learning resources

Active participation in the course is required

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/seminar. Students that do not attend will loose access to the course. Students that are ill or otherwise prevented from attending must contact the study administration of the course (See contact information on the semester page).

Examination

Compulsory requirement:

Each student is required to write a summary and analysis of a text from the course litterature. The summary/analysis is to be presented in small groups. In addition, the students are required to comment on each others presentations.

Exam-paper:

Each student is required to write one paper of 5 pages.

The deadline and detailed requrement for the summary and the paper will be announced at the beginning of the semester.


The compulsory requirement must be completed and approved before the exam-paper may be submitted.

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The language of examination in the spring semester is generally English. You may submit your response in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.

The language of examination in the autumn semester is generally Norwegian. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The final grade is dependent on the Exam-paper only.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Both the compulsory requirement and the exam-paper must be completed in the same semester. If you wish to retake the exam,the whole course must be completed again. To do so you must apply for admission to the course the next time it is offered.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Spring 2018

Autumn 2017

Spring 2017

Autumn 2016

Due to reduced teaching capacity this course will not be offered in the Autumn of 2018 as previosuly announced.

Examination

Autumn 2019

Spring 2019

Autumn 2018

Spring 2018

Autumn 2017

Spring 2017

Autumn 2016

Teaching language

English

In spring semester the course will be taught i English. In fall semester in Norwegian.