Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Practice

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 24 April 2025
Thursday 03 July 2025
08 January 2024


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC B904MO Medical and Clinical Education

Module description

This module is designed to enhance the critical understandings of strategies, techniques and pedagogies employed to enhance learning through the use of technology. Participants will explore and experiment with a range of technology-enhanced learning strategies, demonstrating critical application of these within the design of health professions education.

Module aims

The aim of the module is:

  • To enable you to apply theoretical principles to the development of a range of effective learning technology skills to enhance teaching practice and develop a resource.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically appraise and synthesise education policies and strategies, specifically Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) initiatives, and recognise the applications and implications of use in your own sector and work setting.

  2. Critically appraise and synthesise theories and research evidence underpinning TEL to support the creation and practical application of TEL in your own sector and work setting, recognising access issues in terms of culture, language, digital literacy, cost and specific other needs in relation to the application of TEL.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to design, implement and participate in a range of TEL activities for teaching, learning, assessment and feedback purposes.

Module information

Minimum enrolment
Please note that if insufficient numbers of students (i.e. <10) opt to take this module we may have to cancel it at short notice. If this is the case we will of course notify anyone who has applied to take this course in a particular term as soon as possible and offer an opportunity to discuss alternative options.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning will be facilitated primarily through technology-enhanced learning activities and resources on Moodle with optional drop-in workshops on campus PC labs. Students can engage with this module from any geographical location.


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Summative Assignment    100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr David Everiss, email: deveriss@essex.ac.uk.
David Everiss



External examiner

Prof Guillaume Alinier
Hamad Medical Corporation
Director of Research
Available via Moodle
Of 15 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
15 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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