Gain hands-on experience of e-learning technologies and build your skills in digital learning, teaching and training. This postgraduate certificate is awarded on completion of the OU’s module Technology-enhanced Learning: Foundations and Futures.
Technology has transformed education so it’s a flexible and collaborative experience for students. It often removes the physical barriers that can hinder learning.
On this postgraduate course you will use innovative e-learning tools and gain first-hand experience of the technologies that have enhanced learning and teaching. You will critique and discuss current and future learning technologies with world-class researchers and your peers.
You will leave the course able to use technology effectively in different learning contexts.
Enhance your online teaching with strategies from educational technology experts
As e-learning becomes ever-more widespread, online educators are being required to design learning experiences that engage and meet the needs of very diverse learners.
This course, developed by The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology, explores four myths: that learning design is about technology and content; that innovation and accessibility are incompatible; that researching online learning is an ethics-free zone, and that educators’ online identities are irrelevant.
Studying the course will help you enhance your practice through videos, quizzes and discussion with peers.
This course is suitable for anyone involved in online education or training, including teachers, trainers, course designers and researchers. While it will help to have a current practice setting to draw on, this is not essential.
To take part in this course you need an internet connection. No specific software is required.