Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Enhanced Learning

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 and Student Success Strategy 2020-24 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 the University’s strategic objective of transforming through digital technology. Within the teaching and learning space it has the potential to continue to extend and enhance face-to-face learning activities as well as to support a diversity of blended/online delivery modes and assessment/feedback approaches.