EPA514: Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
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EPA514: Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning

Module Purpose and Objectives

The main purpose of this module is for students: (a) to understand the integration policies and the factors that affect the practice of educational technology, (b) to focus on the teachers’ role by bringing together basic learning theories with the use of technology in teaching and learning and learn the most important models of pedagogical integration, (c) to connect the most basic courses of the curriculum and special education with the pedagogical use of technology and (d) to assess the need for an educational system reform based on theories of change.

Module Content

This module emphasizes the studying of issues surrounding the integration of new technologies in education. In this context, students will study integration policies and factors that affect the practice of educational technology. Furthermore, emphasis is also placed on the interpretation of the teacher’s role in the use of technology in teaching and learning, with a clear reference to basic learning theories. At the same time, students will be introduced to modern models of pedagogical integration of technology while examining the use of the latter in various courses of the curriculum, both in the general and special education. In addition, the main focus of this thematic course is the view of educational technology in a broader "ecological" context, taking into account the formation of the classroom, the school culture and the general mechanisms of the educational system. As a result, students will appreciate the need to reform the education system, with reference to theories and conditions for change, in order to achieve an effective and sustainable integration of technology.

Additional Info

  • Κωδικός / Course Code: EPA514
  • ECTS: 15
  • Τρόποι Αξιολόγησης / Assessment:

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  • Διάρκεια Φοίτησης/ Length of Study: Εξαμηνιαία (χειμερινό) / Semi-annual (fall)
  • Κόστος/ Tuition Fees: 900 euro
  • Επίπεδο Σπουδών/ Level: Μεταπτυχιακό/ Postgraduate