ONLINE DEGREE

Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education

Gain hands-on experience of e-learning technologies and build your skills in digital learning, teaching, and training. This qualification is awarded on successful completion of the OU’s module Technology-enhanced Learning: Foundations and Futures.

Use educational technologies and explore key issues related to open learning

Technology has transformed education so it’s a flexible and collaborative experience for students. It often removes the physical barriers that can hinder learning.

On this postgraduate course you will use innovative e-learning tools and gain first-hand experience of the technologies that have enhanced learning and teaching. You will critique and discuss current and future learning technologies with world-class researchers and your peers.

You will leave the course able to use technology effectively in different learning contexts and to support your learning design choices.

Postgraduate certificate

You'll have qualified for this certificate on successful completion of the OU’s module, Technology-enhanced Learning: Foundations and Futures.
Duration
35 weeks
Overview
4 programs
Start dates
4 Feb 2019

What do I need to apply?

You must be prepared for study at postgraduate level. This usually means holding a bachelors degree or its equivalent. However, if you have successfully completed two-thirds of a bachelors degree (an HND in the UK, for example) and have professional experience in technology-enabled learning, you may still be eligible for the programme.

All teaching is in English and we recommend that if English is not your first language, that you achieve an IELTS score of a least 7.

Pricing

International course fee:
£3,500 (lower fees apply for UK and Republic of Ireland students)

What are the learning outcomes?

By the end of your studies, you will have covered:

  • the choices that practitioners and learners make when using technology in education
  • the range of conventional and innovative technologies available for different learning contexts
  • current debates, evidence and key theories from thought-leaders and expert researchers in this field
  • design and assessment of online learning activities and training materials
  • the practices and concepts that are shaping the world of technology-enhanced learning
  • issues of openness, networking, accessibility, language and cultural differences, and student retention/progression.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
Technology and Learning: Foundations of TEL
Technology and Learning: Adapting to Contexts
Technology and Learning: Opening Up Education
Technology and Learning: Educational Futures

What you'll get as a degree student with FutureLearn

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way.