Supporting Technology-enhanced learning

Introduction
This is one of the named awards available through SEDA’s Professional Development Framework. It is relevant to all staff involved in using digital and other educational technologies (including discipline specific technologies) as part of their professional work, where there is a focus on enhancing teaching and student learning, or supporting the development of teachers or other staff. 

Aims
  • To support individuals in the effective use of educational technologies, including technology enabled approaches or interventions in supporting and/or enhancing learning
  • To recognise these professional achievements
  • To advance professional practice by promoting scholarship in the use of educational technologies, including evaluation, professional reflection and reporting
  • To enhance student learning, particularly by enabling greater autonomy, creativity, flexibility and widening opportunities
  • To encourage the development of learning communities sharing the SEDA professional values
  • To facilitate the sharing of effective practice within and across institutions.

Audience
This award supports and credits the continuing professional development of any individual who is actively involved in educational technologies within their own practice in higher education including teachers, educational technologists, learning professionals, and educational developers. It promotes the effective use of current and emerging technologies to support and enhance learning in a rigorous, scholarly way. Although the context for the application of these skills and competencies is the use of educational technologies, the skills and competencies themselves are similar to those required in other teaching and development activities. The award does not directly accredit technical skills.

Programmes accredited for the award should contribute to participants' professional development and/or academic profile. They should enable individuals and teams to develop effective use of educational technologies, and promote dissemination of practice between colleagues and across subject disciplines. They should apply scholarly principles and enquiry to the context of current learning and teaching, learning support, and other related professional activities.


Values

Award recipients will have shown how their work is informed by the SEDA Values:

  1. Developing understanding of how people learn
  2. Practicing in ways that are scholarly, professional and ethical
  3. Working with and developing learning communities
  4. Valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity
  5. Continually reflecting on practice to develop ourselves, others and processes.

Core Development Outcomes
Award recipients will be able to:

  1. Identify their own professional development goals, directions or priorities
  2. Plan for the initial and/or continuing professional development
  3. Undertake appropriate development activities
  4. Review their development and their practice, and the relations between them

Specialist outcomes
Additionally award recipients will be able to:

  1. Justify the selection of educational technologies, or technology-enhanced approaches, to support learning within a specific context or for a particular educational purpose
  2. Review the opportunities and constraints of the chosen technologies or technology-enabled approaches within the specified context
  3. Implement the selected technologies or technology-enhanced approaches within the specified context
  4. Evaluate or reflect upon the effectiveness, and draw implications for our own professional practice

Named award co-ordinators
Charl Fregona charlf.fregona@gmail.com


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