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Technology - Enhanced Learning - Foundations and Futures, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This Technology - Enhanced Learning - Foundations and Futures module at The Open University UK is for everyone with a professional interest in digital or technology-enhanced learning. It provides hands-on experience of a range of learning technologies and enables you to explore the processes of designing, implementing and critiquing e-learning and the ideas that underpin these processes.


With the Technology - Enhanced Learning - Foundations and Futures module at The Open University UK you will use a range of social media and tools – including the innovative FutureLearn platform – learn collaboratively and undertake individual study. You'll examine the use of technologies in different contexts and develop your skills in using evidence to recommend specific technologies. By the end of your studies, you will have developed your skills, knowledge and practice in relation to digital learning, teaching and training.

A team of leading-edge researchers and educators who work on Learning, Teaching and Innovation at the OU have developed the materials for this module, which is presented on the FutureLearn platform, giving you the opportunity to explore in depth issues related to learning at scale, open learning, and learning design. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • All module materials are online. 
  • You’ll explore them individually, some in small groups and some with the entire cohort. 
  • Small-group work will take place using both text-based discussion and online room sessions, guided and supported by your tutor. 
  • You’re also welcome to lead your own online discussions and to use a range of online resources, including those provided by the OU and by FutureLearn.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • To take this module you need to be ready for study at postgraduate level, usually demonstrated by having a bachelors degree or equivalent qualification. 
  • You need easy access to the Web, but you don’t need to be experienced in studying online. Nor do you need to be working in technology-enhanced learning but you should be interested in developing some expertise in this area.
  • All teaching is in English, and your proficiency in the language needs to be adequate for postgraduate study and for contributing to online discussions by text and voice.

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