Skip to main content
Technology and Pedagogy (TaP) is a special interest group new to the Department of Education. The aim of the TaP group is to promote purposeful use of digital, virtual, and, social media technologies and platforms with an aim of enhancing learning and teaching. The emphasis is on the enhancing property of the technology when appropriately and purposefully implemented.
The group is open to colleagues with interests in the enhancing affordances of digital, online, networked, and simulated learning and teaching.
Current research ideas include:
"The theoretical ambition I am pursuing is best described as applied memetics – through my continuing work in learning design, building on the idea of pedagogical patterns as memes, where the evolution of good teaching practice is to be bootstrapped by the tools and models of practice that are conducive to unhindered and seamless sharing and reuse of good teaching ideas. My current research is informed by my previous participation in two influential research projects."
Research interests involve the pedagogy of educational technology, more specifically, the interface between learner, teacher and the technology in a range of education settings. Current and past research projects examine the context, purpose and implications of using technologies for teaching and learning.
"My research interests include examination of the ways in which educational technologies can support and enhance pedagogy across primary, secondary and higher education. In recent years I have focused on the relationship between teacher and student autonomy and successful use of online learning tools, and also how simulation can impact on medical education."
Our associate members are:
The mEDiaLab KUL is conceived as part of the Technology Enhanced Learning initiative by the Technology and Pedagogy Special Interest Group.
As part of the overall TEL initiative, the mEDiaLab KUL aims to focus attention to the largely untapped potential of the current state of TEL research and development and through custom-designed interventions develop critical and creative literacies be they digital or pedagogical....ultimately aimed at transformations in professional culture and policy itself.
The mEDiaLab KUL is staffed and equipped to support the development of creative and critical literacies ranging from learning design, curriculum design to media design and production, and for the full spectrum of modalities, online, blended, on campus and in practice.