MA Technology, Education and Learning
This full-time online programme allows you to learn more about digital technologies and education, and how technology can support learning in different settings.
Aimed at people currently using digital technology in education, the programme focuses on theoretical, professional and practical applications of digital technology. You’ll have the chance to explore microworlds and constructivism, collaborative learning, tutoring systems and more, as well as analysing research and development in the field of technology-enhanced learning.
While you study, you’ll gain practical experience of e-learning through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you’ll meet and discuss your research with people working around the world, even though you’re based in Leeds.
Please be aware that this is not an IT skills training course, and we will expect you to have basic IT skills such as word processing, email and using the internet before you start the programme.
This programme is also available to study part-time by distance learning - see Technology, Education and Learning (Distance Learning) MA.
You’ll take core modules that lay the foundations of the programme, and consider the relationships between learning theories and digital technologies and how software applications can be used for modelling, role play, tutoring systems and other purposes. You’ll also explore key issues and debates in digital learning and digital technology, both in the classroom and in society as a whole.
You’ll then develop specialist knowledge when you select from optional modules in the following semester; you could focus on digital learning environments, language learning through technology or more. To broaden your approach, you could even choose an optional module from other research fields in the School of Education.
Throughout the year, you’ll also work on your critical study: a major piece of independent research that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. You’ll work closely with your academic supervisor, who will guide you through your research.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Learning with Digital Technologies 30 credits
- Technology, Education and Society 30 credits
- Dissertation 60 credits
Learning and teaching
To give you hands-on experience of online learning, most of the content is taught online. You’ll be provided with online ‘lectures’ in written and audio formats with additional reading material and activities, and you’ll discuss your reading online with other students in our forum.
You’ll also have online seminars with a choice of times to accommodate people living in different timezones. However, this is a Leeds-based programme and optional modules may involve seminars and tutorials on campus.
You’ll be assessed using a range of methods to help you develop different skills. These will include your contribution to online discussions as well as essays, projects and project reports, presentations and reflective logs to allow you to evaluate your own learning and practice.
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