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Digital Learning, Teaching and Assessment for HE and FE Practitioners

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Digital Learning, Teaching and Assessment for HE and FE Practitioners

AUTHOR : By Daniel Scott

ISBN : 9781914171178

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 18, 2022

Extent : 268 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171185

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 18, 2022

Extent : 268 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171192

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 18, 2022

Extent : 268 pgs


An accessible, practical and up-to-date book on digital learning and teaching, relevant for all those involved in teaching and assessment in higher and further education (HE and FE), whatever your academic or vocational specialism.

It is essential reading for HE or FE practitioners, or those undertaking level 3, 4 and 5 qualifications
in Education and Training, Postgraduate Certificates in Education (PGCEs), Certificates in Education
(CertEds) and Postgraduate Certificates in Academic Practice (PGCAPs), as well as those in learning
technologist roles. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of
understanding and developing your digital capabilities as a basic competence in order to embrace
current digital technologies and pedagogies to improve student outcomes. This book provides you with
the practical knowledge and skills required to source and apply technology enhanced learning, teaching
and assessment (TELTA) and adapt traditional learning and teaching materials and approaches for an
online environment. It is designed around each aspect of the teaching and training cycle – identifying
needs, planning and designing, delivering and facilitating, assessing and evaluating – and also includes:

• how to build a positive and effective relationship with digital technology;
• guidance on topics such as selecting appropriate digital technologies and creating digital and online activities, resources and assessments;
• an emphasis on digital well-being and accessibility issues, and digital leadership;
• ways of keeping up to date and continuing professional development.


Foreword and introduction

  1. Identify needs
  2. Plan and design
  3. Deliver and facilitate
  4. Assess
  5. Evaluate
  6. Keep up to date




Daniel Scott broadly defines himself as a learning technologist, and is also a consultant, writer and author. He began his learning technology career at a further education college, in the context of teacher education and learning support, then progressed to higher education. He specialises across the spectrums of learning design and digital capabilities, proactively analysing, developing and supporting pedagogical and administrative practices for effective application and solutions in digital technology. He is an active external consultant who has worked on national projects for The Education and Training Foundation and acted as an external quality assurer. He is the winner of the Association for Learning Technology Learning Technologist of the Year award 2016. He holds a technology enhanced learning MSc and is qualified in teaching, assessing, lead internal verification, management and leadership, and information technology and computing. He shares his experiences on his professional and personal blog:

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Your Reviews on this book

This book is really accessible as it's written in language anyone new to using learning technology can understand (and anyone currently using it who wishes to refresh their knowledge). The chapters give lots of information regarding theory and practice, and include practical tasks for the reader to carry out. There are lots of useful links to books and websites for the reader to explore topics further. A glossary, checklists and questionnaire are included in the appendices. I would certainly recommend this book!

Ann Gravells, author and editor of textbooks, resources and online CPD modules for those in the further education and training sector

"I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to busy colleagues teaching, assessing or - in many cases -managing in Further Education, particularly those with a genuine passion for collaborative, student-centred learning.

It's short, accessible, and full of prompts to help teachers describe and critique their own approaches to digital learning. The practical tasks in the book are all doable *now* - they're bite sized, not onerous - and help consolidate the messages in the book, which I'd say are: have a go; don't expect to know it all or beat yourself up when things don't work out as expected; find sources of help and use them; consider the impact of doing/not doing said activities; look for opportunities to make the learning social/interactive where you can... and get your students talking to you about (how they feel about) their learning.

I've been working in the field of Learning Technology for around 20 years and this is the most straightforward ('user friendly'?) book I've ever read on the subject."


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"...What sets the book apart from other learning technology texts is that it is primarily an educational guide, not a technical manual. It does not seek to review or explain how to use specific software in lessons. Instead, it encourages readers to use the planning frameworks and resources to consider how they could use technology with their own students in a way that truly makes an impact on their learning. Although the case studies concentrate on further education, the content is equally applicable to higher education...Practitioners or managers who are experienced with learning technology will find the body of the book a useful reference to the latest trends within digital education. I would recommend the average teacher who’s not a digital expert to start with the specific practical tasks and online tools outlined within each chapter before exploring the wider material. As a teacher trainer, I would particularly encourage student practitioners to study the excellent frameworks in order to help them plan and deliver effective lessons with technology."

James Michael Maltby, learning technology manager at Plumpton College InTuition magazine

"This Learning Technology Handbook is a rich resource for anyone looking to improve their practice and its content is well-researched. The passion Daniel Scott has for his subject clearly comes across as does his strong expertise and practical know-how – giving his readers a real sense of how achievable and important it is to use learning technology for the benefit of all learners."  See the full review:

Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

‘Learning Technology’ is a key player in post-16 teaching and assessment 

With the use of technology and social media becoming ever more important within our lives today, it is understandable that it should also play an important role within teaching and learning. Daniel Scott presents this clear, concise and easy-to-use handbook to assist FE teachers and assessors in embedding ILT ‘Information Learning Technology’ as an integral part of their teaching practices.....

Louise Ford, education and skills tutor at PM Training
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