University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Learning, Technology and Education

This course is suitable if students are interested in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning and the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology. Students should have an interest in educational practice as mediated by new information and communication technologies (ICTs). The design and implementation of technology-supported learning is addressed at a variety of levels: societal and social levels of organisation (e.g. governments, institutions, and learning communities); however, the course gives special attention to the more psychological level concerned with students' experience of learning or teaching. If students also wish to develop design skills in relation to ICT, students are able to take elective modules in computer science. The course provides a degree of direct practical experience in using new educational technology however, it must be stressed that the course does not aim to give extensive hands-on guidance in how to use such resources. Its concern is more with the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology.

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent), with study at an advanced level in either computer/information science, education or psychology. Applicants must have at least modest experience of acting in an educational setting, or be involved in some way in supporting learning such as through a part-time or placement context. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Core modules: social contexts of educational technology (30 credits); theorising learning (30 credits); educational technology research methods (30 credits); Electives: new directions in computer assisted learning (30 credits) or it may be possible to take other modules totalling 30 credits at the discretion of the course leader.

Assessment methods

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5000-6000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks; the dissertation is an original piece of work and should be 12000 - 15000 words (or their equivalent) in 1 of the selected modules or an approved topic.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Education Enquiries, School of Education
Telephone number: 
0115 951 4543