9 months
3780 GBP/full
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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 elearning and the ideas that underpin these processes.

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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.

Vocational relevance

This module is highly relevant if you work in, or wish to move into, elearning within higher education, further education, non-formal education or training.

When you have successfully completed the four eight-week study programs that make up H880, you'll have developed your ability to act as an effective professional within the broad field of technology-enhanced teaching and training.

The module is aligned with the Professional Standards Framework developed by the UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA), a framework used for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and support. Students working towards HEA Fellowship will be able to use their work on the module to help them build a fellowship case.

Some of our postgraduate students are sponsored by their employers, and we expect this to be the case on this module. Employers have demonstrated that they value its vocational relevance and the professional benefits that it brings to their staff.

Programme Structure

You will learn

  • You'll learn about the choices that practitioners and learners make when using technology in education, and how these choices relate to current debates and key theories. You will experience and reflect on the use of a range of conventional and innovative technologies in different learning contexts. You will explore a range of formal and informal sources, interpret and discuss their implications, and articulate your ideas about them for different audiences.
Learning platform
  • This module will be delivered on the innovative online platform of FutureLearn. You may already know FutureLearn, which was founded by The Open University, for the free short courses it hosts for universities and institutions around the world. In addition to these free short courses, FutureLearn has a growing collection of full fee-paying university courses linked to undergraduate and masters-level qualifications.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you make sure you can achieve a score of at least seven in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Tuition Fee

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