• The Open University

H880 Technology and Learning: Adapting to Contexts

Develop your ability to act as an effective professional within the broad field of technology-enhanced teaching and training.

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H880 Technology and Learning: Adapting to Contexts
  • Duration

    9 weeks
  • Weekly study

    19 hours

Develop your ability as an effective technology-enhanced learning practitioner

Second course in the Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education. The four courses that make up this qualification offer experience of a range of learning technologies, enabling you to explore the processes of designing, implementing and critiquing e-learning and the ideas that underpin these processes. You’ll examine the use of technologies from different contexts and develop your skills in using evidence to recommend specific technologies. By the end of your studies, you’ll have developed skills, knowledge and practice in relation to digital learning, teaching and training.

What topics will you cover?

This second course covers:

  • implications of context for different types of TEL
  • physical, social and learner-generated contexts
  • contextual data and inquiry
  • trustworthy and ethical research.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is for everyone with a professional interest in digital or technology-enhanced learning.

To take this module you need to be ready for study at postgraduate level, usually demonstrated by having a bachelors degree or equivalent qualification. You need easy access to the Web, but you don’t need to be experienced in blogging or in online discussion forums. Nor do you need to be working in technology-enhanced learning but you should be interested in developing some expertise in this area.

All teaching is in English, and your proficiency in the language needs to be adequate for postgraduate study and for contributing to online discussions by text and voice. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you make sure you can achieve a score of at least seven in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

What software or tools do you need?

A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities.

Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.

A desktop or laptop computer with either:

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS 10.7 or higher

The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.

To participate in our online discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

  • Established

    1969
  • Location

    Milton Keynes, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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