Online course in Teaching

Using Technology in Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning

Explore effective research-informed ways of using technology to support teaching and learning in the classroom.

Using Technology in Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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Learn how technology can be used to support effective teaching practices

Research evidence can give teachers possible approaches to support their students’ learning. On this course, you will explore case studies and research from expert teachers and leading academics on how technology can be used to support teaching and learning at school.

You will discover the best ways to introduce new concepts to students and ensure they remember them, as well as provide feedback to guide their progress. You will also reflect on how technology is currently used in your own context and compare the different ways it can impact learning and collaboration in the classroom.

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What topics will you cover?

Why you might choose to use technology as a tool to support learning and how you can evaluate its impact

What research evidence suggests about effective presentation of new concepts, meaningful pupil collaboration and how technology can be a useful tool to support both

How pupils’ long-term retention of content can be supported through approaches such as retrieval practice, elaboration, spacing and interleaving of learning and how technology might support these practices

How technology can be used to support evidence-informed feedback practices and when you might choose to implement it

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Evaluate current practices around the use of technology in your context
  • Recognise how decisions around the use of technology can be made
  • Interpret the relevance of research about communication, collaboration, memory and feedback to the use of technology
  • Compare technology uses to support effective teaching and learning
  • Select appropriate technologies and implementation approaches to support effective teaching and learning in your context

Who is the course for?

This course is for all teachers and education professionals in either the primary or secondary school setting. It would also be of interest to teachers in further and higher education, teaching assistants, and anyone with a supporting role in the classroom.

Who will you learn with?

Cat Scutt

Cat Scutt

I'm Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, where I oversee all of our work around teacher development and research engagement.

Hannah Tyreman

Hannah Tyreman

I am the Head of Online Learning and Community at the Chartered College of Teaching. Prior to this role I taught English and led professional learning in Further Education settings.

Who developed the course?

The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teaching in England. Since launching in 2017, it has been working to connect, inform and inspire teachers.

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