MA Technology, Education and Learning (distance learning)

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

Programme Description

MA Technology, Education and Learning (distance learning)

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

MA Technology, Education and Learning (distance learning)

MA Technology, Education and Learning (distance learning) is a two-year part-time online programme for people currently using digital technologies in educational settings, such as teachers, trainers, user support staff, educational software developers, librarians and managerial staff.

The programme also has a one-year, full-time Leeds-based option.

MA Technology, Education and Learning analyses the relationship between digital technologies and education, and examines how technology can support learning across a range of educational settings.

The programme analyses the theoretical, professional and practical applications of digital technologies, and critically evaluates research and development in technology enhanced learning, enabling you to relate the design and evaluation of materials to a range of learning approaches and practices.

As this programme is taught online, you will gain practical experience of digital learning while you study. While many of our students study by distance, all students work together in a virtual learning environment (VLE), so you will meet many different people, even if you are working from home.

Important note

This programme is not an ICT skills training or programming course; we expect our students to have basic ICT competence before starting the programme

Programme content

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Learning with Digital Technologies examines the relationships between learning theories and digital technologies, and explores subjects such as microworlds and constructivism, collaborative learning, tutoring systems, modelling and roleplay through the use of appropriate software applications.

Optional modules

You take one or two of the following modules.

  • Design and Evaluation of Digital Learning Environments (alternative version available with examination - see below)
  • e-Learning: Principles and Practices
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning (alternative version available with examination - see below)
  • On-screen, Off-screen: Children's Creativity and Cultures
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Critical Study in Education allows you to design and undertake a small-scale research project related to your own interests in the field of education.

Issues in ICT and Education provides a critical examination of practice, research and development in the area of ICT in Education, and investigates the impact of computer based technologies on education.

Optional Modules

You take one of the following modules.

  • Design and Evaluation of Digital Learning Environments (alternative version available with examination - see below)
  • e-Learning: Principles and Practices
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning (alternative version available with examination - see below)
  • On-screen, Off-screen: Children's Creativity and Cultures

You may replace one of the optional modules (in either year 1 or 2) with 30 credits from a selection of other offered by the School of Education. Please note that not all modules are available in distance mode.

If you live in a country where distance qualifications are recognised only if formal examinations are included (for example, Cyprus or Greece) then you may take one or two modules with an examination instead of coursework assessment. Students in Cyprus should note that if you pass both of these examination modules then your MA will be recognised by KYSATS. The examinations must be taken at a local British Council Office and you will need to pay an additional fee (about £100 per module) to the British Council.

Entry requirements

  • Two years relevant postgraduate professional experience. We consider alternative qualifications and professional experience in exceptional circumstances.
  • Basic ICT skills (internet, e-mail, word processing) and the ability to use computers routinely in your academic work.
  • Ability to demonstrate independent facility in the use of ICT with appropriate technical support.

Key Information

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: one year full-time, or two years part-time by distance learning.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 17, 2017
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