University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Digital Pedagogy

This course is designed to support the professional development of individuals working in education and training at either tertiary or higher education level, specifically in the digital environment. The intention is to strengthen and enhance participants' understanding of digital educational issues whilst raising their professional profiles. Students are encouraged to discuss and analyse information from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and apply them to your own professional practice. This will be focused especially on teaching and learning in the digital environment and you will be critically analysing and creating digital educational resources. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of professional educational interest whilst developing research skills and an understanding of ethical principles in higher education. The course can help you to make changes in your professional practice that can have a positive impact on you and on your learners. Option for a face-to-face induction which, although not compulsory, is highly recommended. Reflective learning is at the heart of this course allowing you to use your learning to enhance your professional practice. You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, or full Master's degree. If you are working in Higher Education, on completion of the Post Graduate Certificate, you can apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Entry requirements

Honours degree or above. Applicants must be in employment in education or training. Candidates without academic qualifications but with experience of appropriate professional or administrative responsibility will be considered on an individual basis. These candidates may be required to complete an assessment to assess their suitability or successfully complete the Preparing for Master's Level Study module prior to beginning other modules.

Course modules

PgCert core modules: Teaching and learning in tertiary and higher education; digital literacy and open education. You will also choose 1 option module which may include: Research methods and techniques; qualitative inquiry; quantitative research and data analysis. PgDip core modules: Creating digital educational resources; theory and practice of e-learning; mixed methods and action research. MEd: Research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 3 years
MEd On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 3 years
MEd On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MEd On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MEd On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MEd On-line study February 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MEd On-line study February 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 3 years
MEd On-line study February 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 3 years
MEd On-line study February 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MEd On-line study February 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 3 years

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