MSc

Digital Pedagogy

Teaching & Learning

Distance learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v64=3 or higher (recommended). Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Complete technical requirements are detail in the full guide. Visit our distance learning website

What you'll learn

Explore key concepts and contemporary issues in the pedagogical use of digital technologies, including access and inclusion, and learner identity. The global growing engagement by educators with online teaching and learning tools make it essential to encompass key learning theories, concepts, and resources for navigating the contemporary digital learning landscape.
Examine cognitive development theories in contemporary digital pedagogic artefacts or systems. This module will focus on different life stages and contexts of learning by investigating the ways in which new technologies can reinforce learning. You’ll also look at how technologies can reinforce inequalities within education systems and wider society in the new era of emerging digital realms.
Demonstrate your critical and reflective thinking through participation in a setting-based independent study into the pedagogic use of digital technology.
This module will introduce you to established practices around the structured design approach to digital artefacts and curricula and focuses on the development of a Digital Activity Design. Digital Activity Design involves the pre-developmental analysis of the interplay between learning intention, learning dialogue, approaches to ensuring inclusivity, and digital literacy and access.
Examine approaches to digital pedagogy from around the world, together with the impact of global trends in educational technology brought about by national and international policies and processes. You’ll engage in critical debates and discussions which consider topics such as the national policy strategies of countries across the world, the educational technology portfolios of international organisations, across a variety of educational settings and levels.
Develop the tools to undertake methodological critiques and to interrogate research findings, with a key focus on the ethics of empirical research by experiencing actual research projects. Working within a community of practice, you’ll develop your own lines of enquiry rooted in a critical understanding of current literature. You’ll design and evaluate a research project which will form the basis of your dissertation proposal.
Focus on an area of particular interest and present a substantial piece of primary research or an extended literature review. You’ll further develop your skills in independent thought, depth of knowledge and the ability to synthesise, apply and add theoretically to a specific body of knowledge. This module will enable you to present and defend an academic review of your chosen area of study.
Explore key concepts and contemporary issues in the pedagogical use of digital technologies, including access and inclusion, and learner identity. The global growing engagement by educators with online teaching and learning tools make it essential to encompass key learning theories, concepts, and resources for navigating the contemporary digital learning landscape.
Examine cognitive development theories in contemporary digital pedagogic artefacts or systems. This module will focus on different life stages and contexts of learning by investigating the ways in which new technologies can reinforce learning. You’ll also look at how technologies can reinforce inequalities within education systems and wider society in the new era of emerging digital realms.
Demonstrate your critical and reflective thinking through participation in a setting-based independent study into the pedagogic use of digital technology.
This module will introduce you to established practices around the structured design approach to digital artefacts and curricula and focuses on the development of a Digital Activity Design. Digital Activity Design involves the pre-developmental analysis of the interplay between learning intention, learning dialogue, approaches to ensuring inclusivity, and digital literacy and access.
Examine approaches to digital pedagogy from around the world, together with the impact of global trends in educational technology brought about by national and international policies and processes. You’ll engage in critical debates and discussions which consider topics such as the national policy strategies of countries across the world, the educational technology portfolios of international organisations, across a variety of educational settings and levels.
Develop the tools to undertake methodological critiques and to interrogate research findings, with a key focus on the ethics of empirical research by experiencing actual research projects. Working within a community of practice, you’ll develop your own lines of enquiry rooted in a critical understanding of current literature. You’ll design and evaluate a research project which will form the basis of your dissertation proposal.
Focus on an area of particular interest and present a substantial piece of primary research or an extended literature review. You’ll further develop your skills in independent thought, depth of knowledge and the ability to synthesise, apply and add theoretically to a specific body of knowledge. This module will enable you to present and defend an academic review of your chosen area of study.