Technology, knowledge and learning: An introduction
No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
The course provides an introduction to IT and Learning as an international field of knowledge and application by presenting thematic structures and ategorizations of the field. Conceptual and critical approaches to the field of knowledge is in focus, combined with activities that address emerging technologies and contemporary debates in the field. An important feature of the course is peer learning activities and academic writing processes.
The course comprises four parts:
- Overview over classic and contemporary research traditions in the field of IT and Learning
- Conceptualizations of technology in the Learning Sciences and IT and Learning
- IT and Learning as a field of application
- Emerging technologies and contemporary debates within the field of IT and Learning
Prerequisites and selection
To be eligible for the course the student must possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 higher education credits or an equivalent degree. Furthermore, the student must demonstrate proficiency in English equivalent to English B (Swedish upper secondary level) or English 6 (equivalent) with at least a pass, or a valid test of English as a foreign language TOEFL (232 computer based), 575 (paper based) or IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 in all scores, alternatively a Bachelor's degree from an education offered in English.
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.