The next Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 26th February at 12:00 – 13:00 (60 minutes) with Simon Thomson, Director, Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool.
This month’s TLC is titled ‘Digitally Supported Curriculum’. Simon passionately believes that digital tools and services offer fantastic opportunities for learning and teaching. However, in many Universities there is still often a segregation of TEL / E-Learning into separate units or departments and in some cases these are detached from academic or curriculum development services. Simon’s research is exploring the effectiveness and impact of the TPACK framework (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) as an academic development and curriculum development framework where we see “digital” as an integrated component of academic development and curriculum design (not a separate component). Simon proposes that we shift the positivist rhetoric from technology as an “enhancement” to learning (TEL) to one of critical discourse where we consider the use of “digital” as part of the wider curriculum design process through which we integrate digital when and where it adds value and we don’t use digital where it doesn’t.
Full details of this TLC and how to participate are available on the TLC website at: https://tlcwebinars.wordpress.com