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A computer and convenient access to the internet are the tools you need to access the degree programme. You will need a basic understanding of computer technology - if you can use a word processing package and have some familiarity with the internet you should have enough technical skills to get started. Exploring the use of technology is covered in an early module and this will give you a chance to extend and develop your IT skills.
Throughout the course you will be:
As with any university degree you will be working on different modules. These are arranged in three levels and typically you will complete one level each year before moving on to the next.
Find out how to use the online learning environment. Learn how to confidently participate in online conversations with your tutors and other students on the course. Understand how people interact in an online community to support each other's learning.
The tasks in the module include: Building your own personal learning space; Evaluating a variety of online tools; Discussing how learning theories relate to online learning.
This module will introduce you to workplace learning and deepen your understanding of your role in the workplace by looking at it from a range of perspectives. Studies will act as a foundation for the research work you will undertake during the degree.
You will carry out tasks and build up your assessment portfolio, which includes: A presentation to illustrate a typical day in your working life; A self audit of your skills and learning needs; A mapping of your workplace structures and decision making processes; A Personal Development Plan that identifies the key workplace issues that you will focus upon in your first year.
Discover Reflective Practice by exploring your role in the work place. You will reflect in depth on critical incidents; everyday events that provide significant opportunities for learning. You will apply models of reflection to help you systematically learn from your experiences by considering what, when, and why you do things. You will examine how your actions affected you and those around you and plan approaches to improve your practice.
Action Inquiry is a process related to Action Research by which you can better understand your workplace by observing, developing and carrying out an action plan to effect change and improvement. It is a process that values qualitative rather than quantitative data and where the emphasis is on listening to and researching with colleagues. Action Inquiry is particularly valuable for those seeking to improve their working practice. It will develop valuable workplace skills in ICT, communication, presentation, reflection and analysis. This module will help you understand what Action Inquiry involves, why it is valuable and where and when it is best used. It will equip you to carry out the research essential to meeting the requirements of this undergraduate degree. You will carry out a short work-based project.
On successful completion of Level 1, you can choose to be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education or continue to Level 2
Develop an understanding of learning in the context of the organisation as a learning body moving forward in an ever-changing world. You will consider the way your Personal Development Plan and personal learning integrates/links with the learning of your workplace organisation.
Bring together developing research skills and an increasing understanding of theory in an action inquiry project. Here is an opportunity to select and negotiate a work-based project. In choosing a topic you may wish to further develop existing research from the previous modules or explore a fresh focus.
Develop your ability to identify and learn from critical incidents in your workplace. You will focus on the concept of 'Double Loop learning' and use models of reflection to make sense of your behaviour by examining the influences that govern your actions and challenging them where appropriate.
Examine an element of technology currently in place within your work setting. After careful analysis of this technology element, create an alternative prototype model. You will systematically examine, research, analyse, build and test your technology model and then finally report back with conclusions on the success (or failure) of what you set out to achieve.
On successful completion of Level 2, you can choose to be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education or continue to Level 3
Plan the work for your Level 3 studies. This will involve reviewing changes in the work role and what has been learned from the degree course to date.
Prepare for sharing your major project findings with colleagues; you will plan a dissemination strategy including identifying what you intend to share, how you will share it and how you will gather critical feedback from a specified audience.
Undertake an extended work based major project, disseminate the findings to colleagues and collect feedback. During this module, you will consider the implications of the major project methodology you will be using, including ethical considerations.
Consider the impact of your major project then develop and present an impact study, critically reviewing feedback from the audience. The review process is one of identifying and articulating the audience voice as expressed through interview, questionnaire or other forms. Mapping your achievements against the graduate learning outcomes will lead you towards considering your strengths and weaknesses and how these could be presented to a future employer. You will add to your professional development plans by mapping out a systematic approach to developing your learning and to planning your future career.
Successful completion of the third level means you will graduate with a recognised British Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.
The option to graduate without Honours is also available.
All the qualifications are awarded by Anglia Ruskin University.
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The BA (Hons) Learning through Technology degree is delivered by the Ultraversity team at Anglia Ruskin University.
Ultraversity has a vision to enhance participation and delight in learning with technology. The globally respected team offers major expertise in e-learning through facilitated community online, e-assessment, mobile learning, action research, work-based learning, new software tools, digital creativity and strategic consultancy.