Department of Technology Enhanced Learning


At any one time the department are involved in supporting or leading a range of projects around technology enhanced learning, using a design led, collaborative approach. A project based approach helps to ensure that development and research work and activities have clear aims, scope and timelines. The drive for projects can come from a variety of sources and includes staff and student driven actions, inter-disciplinary and inter-Faculty activity, and funding body supported projects.

Project themes

The Department of Technology Enhanced Learning (DTEL) are involved in projects with themes ranging through active learning spaces, MOOCs and design patterns, gamification, developing digital literacies and using open educational resources. Additional expertise and interests include: social software, participatory pedagogies peer assessment.

Our case studies, illustrate how colleagues have addressed a number of other challenges such as: providing resources to support independent learning, designing and delivering an online course, developing approaches to online assessment and feedback and integrating active learning including simulations.

DTEL can offer support and consultation through all of the stages of projects. We can particularly support a design approach to focus on the different elements that need to be considered and related, particularly the challenge/s, design and the success criteria against which the project will be evaluated.

Current projects

  • Active learning spaces
  • ABC learning gains
  • Digital badges

Work with us

If you would like to discuss ideas, work with us or want further information then please contact Roger Rees our Research and Innovation Officer.