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  • 9 months
This Technology-Enhanced Learning module from 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.


You'll use a range of social media, learn collaboratively and undertake individual study. You'll examine the use of technologies from 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, e-learning within higher education, further education, non-formal education or training. It is a core component of our MA in Online and Distance Education (F10), which is made up of separate modules.

When you have successfully completed H880 you will 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 masters students are sponsored by their employers, and we expect this to be the case on this module. Employers have demonstrated that they value the vocational relevance of the programme and the professional benefits that it brings to their staff.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you will study:

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. All these materials are online, and you will explore them individually and in small online groups using text-based discussion forums and online room sessions, guided and supported by your tutor. You are also welcome to lead your own online discussions and to use a range of online tools, including those provided by the OU. You will be supported in individual study, in working together, and in seeking out new networks and sources of information on the Internet – from online journals to social media, and from learning at scale to open educational resources.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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 blogging or in online discussion forums.
  • 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

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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