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AD2012: IT and Social Media in Learning and Development

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (depending on client needs).
Teaching Methods: 4 x 6hr(s) Workshops; Other (24 hours work-based application via assigned coach); Directed Study (recommended reading)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Staff, Irish Institute of Training Development.
Module Objective: The focus of this module is on providing participants with an understanding of the complementary development of IT in the support of the management, design, delivery and evaluation of learning and development. The module places an emphasis on the growing use of social media platforms in support of all aspects of learning and development and its resulting impact of learning and development provision and quality. The student is guided towards formalising an IT strategy as part of their approach to establishing a Learning Plan while ensuring awareness of the associated limitations and the drive to meet the growing requirement for the learning and development specialist to be 'digitally literate'.
Module Content: · The Contribution of IT & Social Media to Learning & Development
· The spectrum of Learning Management Systems
· Why technology driven learning and development?
· Choosing Software platforms for learning management (course bookings, communication with participants etc.) and delivery of learning and development (online or blended)
· The impact of social media on learning and development provision and quality
· Computer based learning ¿ e-learning , e-assisted learning and webinars
· Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogging
· Designing effective IT strategies as part of approach to establishing a Learning Plan
· The limitations of technology in learning and development.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Appreciate the contribution of technology to learning and development
  • Explain the impact of social media on learning and development
  • Engage with Twitter, Facebook, blogging and Linkedin in the support of learning and development activity
  • Critique the use of e-leaning and web-based learning
  • Develop criteria to select the most appropriate learning management system.
  • Formalise an IT strategy as part of an approach to establishing a Learning Plan.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2,500 word assignment, 100 marks; Lesson plan, 50 marks; Oral presentation, 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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