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CE938 Technology-based career learning and provision

Module leader: John Gough

Module running in 2021/22

Aims

This module aims to enable HE career and employability professionals to design and deliver technology-enhanced solutions in their work. They will develop understanding of the role that technology can play in enhancing service provision, and the skills to implement solutions within at least two contexts. In addition, they will develop confident and creative practice that are informed by key career development concepts, and design ergonomics featured in the module.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Comprehensively understand the growth of e-learning in the HE sector and its potential for the delivery of career learning and wider service provision
  • Systematically identify recent development in technology-enabled careers learning and provision, and assess their implications for the development and delivery of services
  • Critically assess the implications of relevant theories for the development, delivery and evaluation of e-learning based career learning provision, including concepts that explore the impact of learners’ digital skills and capabilities in at least two contexts
  • Comprehensively distinguish a range of aims, roles and contexts relevant to technology, e-learning and the web.
  • Critically evaluate current and/or proposed career e-learning provision in relation to client, service and institutional needs
  • Creatively design well-justified and appropriate proposals and/or recommendations for the development and/or enhancement of technology based careers provision
  • Communicate effectively by sharing information and discussing good practice in the design of technology based career learning provision, using the current course guides to presentation and referencing.


Syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

  • The broad aims and goals of this work.
  • The contexts in which technology, e-learning and the web are used.
  • New technologies in careers, employability, recruitment and education.
  • Facilitating career and employability learning through technology, e-learning and the web.
  • E-learning.
  • Writing for the web.
  • Search and analysis for websites.
  • Website design and architecture.
  • Digital literacy.
  • Creating strategic information architecture that supports learning.
  • Coaching students in the use of resources.
  • Surveying of students and other stakeholders.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Developing the current service.
  • Evaluation of resources.
  • Project planning.
  • Understanding data.
  • Implementation and procurement.
  • Impact analysis.
  • Integration into existing and/or future working context.


Summary of teaching

30 hours of blended learning predominantly made up of intensive, workshops with further materials and help provided via a virtual learning environment, online reading, and webinar support.

Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs once a year in July. Participants should check the AGCAS calendar and also complete a Warwick module registration form. Participants are allowed 5 months to complete.

Summative assessment
The assignment consists of a 5000 word (CE938) or 2500 word (CE925) project (100%). Typically, participants are asked to evaluate one or two areas of technology, e-learning or web-related provision in relation to their context.