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Technology Enhanced Learning in Psychology: Current Direction and Perspectives

Davis, Sarah K. and Farrelly, Daniel and Muse, Kate and Walklet, Elaine (2017) Technology Enhanced Learning in Psychology: Current Direction and Perspectives. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (11). ISSN 2024-8032

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Abstract

Contemporary use of digital technologies has rapidly transformed the learning and teaching environment within higher education (Beetham and White, 2013; Jordan, 2013). When used effectively, technology can improve the usefulness and quality of feedback to support learning and create unique opportunities for active, independent learning (Trapp et al., 2011; Higher Education Academy, 2012; UoW, 2015). However, identifying appropriate technology and effectively embedding this within teaching practices can be challenging. Here we outline the way in which Psychology staff at the University of Worcester have used technology to enhance the student learning experience in four key areas: promoting engagement in large groups, enhancing participation in research, teaching via blended learning and fostering a learning community. We hope that sharing our experiences will be of value to colleagues interested in using technology for similar purposes.

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Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Keywords: technology enhanced learning, virtual learning environment, personal response system, blended learning, engagement, large group teaching, psychology, learning, teaching, Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Karol Kosinski
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 14:54
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5264

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