15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Students must be computer literate and specifically, must have basic practical competence in authoring Web pages using HTML (eg gained through taking INF6901)

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to current practice and research in educational informatics. It addresses theoretical and practical issues associated with the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support learning in the information society, and aims to enable students to engage critically with issues and debates in the field. It focuses in particular, but not exclusively, on the higher education context, and on the roles of information systems specialists, information managers and librarians in areas such as computer-supported collaborative learning, the design of on-line learning environments, the creation and management of digital learning materials, and 'eliteracy' education/training.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Information Studiess

Staff Contact: Mr Peter Holdridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Information School):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK