Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has become the norm in higher education. The term TEL is used to describe learning that is enhanced, supported, mediated or assessed by the use of educational technologies.
In UCD we use the term Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) as an inclusive term which supports a spectrum of learning delivery modes; from face-to-face/web-enhanced to learning that is delivered as part of a blended/hybrid approach to that which is delivered fully online. The image below outlines the various modes of delivery which TEL can support adapted from OLC. 2015 and Traditional to Online Learning (Allen & Seaman, 2010)
Aligned to the UCD Education Strategy 2015-20 UCD Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting and embedding, through a pedagogy centred approach, effective use of educational technologies for teaching, learning and assessment. TEL can contribute to UCD’s vision for 2020 by enabling interactive, creative and constructive learning to take place in an interdisciplinary and/or international context. It has the potential to extend and enhance face-to-face classroom learning activities as well as to support a diversity of delivery modes and assessment/feedback approaches.