The MA Learning, Technology and Education is an internationally recognised qualification and designed for those who have an interest in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning and the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology and have an interest in educational practice as mediated by new information and communication technologies (ICTs).
The design and implementation of technology-supported learning will be addressed at a variety of levels: societal and social levels of organisation (e.g., governments, institutions, and learning communities). However, the course will give special attention to the more psychological level concerned with your experience of learning or teaching. If you wish to develop design skills in relation to ICT, you are able to take elective modules in Computer Science.
The course will provide a degree of direct practical experience in using new educational technology. It does not aim to give extensive hands-on guidance in how to use such resources, the focus is more on the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology. Although this will certainly involve encounters with state-of-the-art applications and practices, the present curriculum should provide you with a very sound basis for informed and reflective practice in all areas of ICT and education.
An innovative feature of the course is its development under the auspices of the University’s Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), which is a collaboration between the Schools of Psychology, Education and Computer Science.
The Learning, Technology and Education course is composed four 30-credit modules and a dissertation. There are three core modules and an elective option:-
- Social Contexts of Educational Technology - Theorising Learning - Educational Technology Research Methods Elective: - New Directions in Computer Assisted Learning or it may be possible to take other modules totalling 30 credits at the discretion of the course leader.
Please note all the module details are subject to change
Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks.
The dissertation module entails a substantial piece of self-directed research work of 12,000-15,000 words (or equivalent) that is agreed with and supervised by a member of the course team. It may be empirical in nature or library-based.
We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Technology and Education.