MODE: Distance Learning
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A degree, grade 2.2 or above
FEES: £8,160 (UK/EU)
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
University of Leicester alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on postgraduate fees.
COURSE START DATE: October 2013
The programme aims to enable learners to gain a thorough understanding of how different pedagogical approaches can be supported and promoted by the affordances of learning technologies. Learners will develop a detailed and critical understanding of learning, teaching and training innovation, which they can apply to their own contexts.
Successful learners will:
- develop their knowledge and understanding in learning innovation and learning technology to Master’s degree level;
- develop the ability to manage, reflect on and enhance their own learning, and
- enhance a range of transferable skills.
The programme employs several pedagogical approaches (including associative, constructivist and situative pedagogies). These are adapted to provide a highly innovative learning experience, in terms of both learning design and course delivery.
You will experience a range of technologies and their associated characteristics and will be expected to reflect critically on the pros and cons of each for use in different contexts.
The course is designed using the latest in research on learning and curriculum design, with personalisation, contextualisation and application of the knowledge built into the programme.
The interactive and engaging course materials are delivered via Blackboard 9.1 and other learning technologies, and tutors, who are not only experienced online moderators but also active researchers in the field, will provide appropriate support to facilitate learning.
Assessment enables you to apply the learning outcomes of the course to your own professional context and will consist of a mix of online assessment, peer review and self-reflection, where appropriate utilising relevant technologies. Your performance will be assessed through your contributions to online tasks and discussions, reports and a dissertation based on your project.
All four modules plus the dissertation project must be completed.
The course is continually assessed through a number of written assignments and presentations, as well as the dissertation at the end of the programme. Assignments equivalent to 4,000 words are completed for each module, enabling students to develop their academic interests. There are no exams for this course.
Duration and Mode of Study
October each year.
To be admitted, participants need a minimum of a first degree in any discipline and meet the University’s General Entry Requirements. Applicants whose native language is not English will have to meet the University's standard requirements for English language. A minimum of 6.5 in IELTS, with no less than 6 in each component of the test. Alternatively, a minimum score of 600 in the paper-based TOEFL, 250 in the computer-based TOEFL or 90 in the iBT version of this exam. For those taking TOEFL, a minimum score of 4.0 is required in the supplementary TWE (Test of Written English). All participants must have regular and reliable broadband access to the internet and a personal computer.