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Accredited Awards

Accredited Awards

Professional Development

“The sector is moving towards the view of enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technology in order to create a more student-focused and flexible system…there is a need for a real cultural change on the part of teachers, institutions and learners…” Professor Sir Ron Cooke in ‘Online Innovation in Higher Education‘ (2008: 13).

There are many reasons both professional and personal why an individual may seek professional development with regards to learning technologies. With the pace of change in the field of technology being so rapid, it is vital that colleagues with and interest in the area of education are up to date and aware of the challenges and opportunities presented. 

SEDA is the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education. SEDA offers a variety of professional development awards all aimed at enabling staff to develop both personally and professionally.

The quote above is call for a cultural change in higher education. Participation in the SEDA accredited awards provides the opportunity for anyone working within an educational setting to develop their understanding of how current, new and emerging technologies can be used to enhance the learning experience of students.

Participation will enable you to:

  • enhance your capabilities within your role and beyond
  • promote the use of Learning Technologies within the staff and student experiences
  • meet the changing needs of roles within education
  • feel more confident
  • gain professional recognition.

We are also able to offer two accredited qualifications through Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) - Supporting Learning with Technology (SLT) and Embedding Learning Technologies (ELT). We are now accepting participants to start in January 2015.

Further details about the awards can be found in the module handbook, or contact TEL@yorksj.ac.uk.