MSc Technology Enhanced Learning
Available from October 2014.
This programme has been designed especially for those wishing to use, deploy, or design technology and software for use in an educational setting, building on the research interests of a number of our academics. We will support you in gaining a critical understanding of:
- new educational advances in technological and software based solutions and the impact of these on learning;
- elements of the ACM K-12 Computing curriculum and how this can improve the robustness of ICT education;
- the ways in which such software is designed and constructed, thereby providing a strong foundation in how such systems can be evaluated;
- knowledge of the impact existing technologies are having in formal and informal educational settings and the research approaches used to collect such evidence.
Find out more about entry requirements, mode of study, duration of the course, and tuition fees here.
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How will I be taught?
You will be taught through a series of lectures and seminars and supported by Study Guide resources, which include preparation for and follow up to teaching activities. This directed independent work is an important part of the course, while lectures enable the ideas of each module to be considered. Seminar work will enable you to develop your understanding of these ideas and discuss them in a range of professionally relevant contexts. Activities in seminars include a variety of active learning approaches including discussion, group work, presentations, question and answer sessions, and individual tasks. Preparation for the assignment will involve wide reading and critical reflection on the main concepts of the programme.
What will I learn?
You will take four taught modules (each worth 30 credits): two specialised core modules in Technology Enhanced Learning, a research method module, and an optional module. In addition, there is a supervised dissertation (60 credits).
The specialised core modules are:
Improving Computer Education
This module will give you an appreciation of industrial software development practices so that you can help teachers develop better strategies for selecting the type of technology to use in an educational setting, and to help them apply and use realistic case studies that support computing education.
21st Century Technology
In this module you will explore the different ways of understanding the origins, limitations, and possible consequences of the educational uses of technology.
What is my next step?
For more information on applying for a place on the MSc Technology Enhanced Learning programme, visit How to Apply.