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.
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).
Who developed the course?
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.
- LocationMilton Keynes, UK
- World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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