It will help you to understand how evidence-based learning theories can inform the design and use of innovative learning technologies in your practice.
This course is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning sciences draws from psychology, computer science and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning, teaching and innovation within the fast-moving digital world of new technologies.
You will build a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it.
Whether your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines, this course will provide a solid grounding for a career in education, training, educational technology, or further research.
On this course, you will:
- broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning
- engage with tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments, serious games, massive open online courses, computer-supported collaborative learning, and immersive/augmented reality environments
- evaluate the use of such technologies in educational contexts
- utilise existing research to make informed decisions about the selection of specific digital technologies
- explore underpinning theories of learning, particularly as they inform the design and application of successful educational technologies
- develop knowledge of wider social debates that impact on technology enhanced learning
New technologies are the method as well as the focus of the teaching as students engage with games, mobiles, interactive learning environments to name just a few. Each year, there is an opportunity to visit London to attend the largest educational technology trade show in Europe.
Teaching is delivered in a state-of-the-art flexible learning room using a ‘flipped’ approach. This course is particularly suitable if you have the flexibility to be based in the Nottingham area and wish to study here, taking advantage of the full range of campus-based resources.
MA Learning, Technology and Education is also available as a online course, which is often preferred by part-time students.
View an introduction from Professor Charles Crook.
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Academic English preparation and support
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent. You could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.