2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
EDUC5270M Dissertation in Digital Education
60 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Katharine Stapleford
Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|EDUC5431M||Dissertation in TESOL (China)|
|EDUC5434M||Dissertation in Research Methods|
|EDUC5435M||Dissertation in Deaf Education|
|EDUC5436M||Dissertation in TESOL Studies: Portfolio|
|EDUC5437M||Dissertation in Teaching|
|EDUC5438M||Dissertation in MA TESOL Studies|
|EDUC5904M||Dissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies|
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module is an independent small-scale research project, designed and carried out with the support of an individual supervisor. Students will be expected to present their research using innovative digital tools that are appropriate to the content.
ObjectivesIn completing this module students will be able to:
- identify either a topic of immediate individual concern in the field of digital education, either in own professional context or more widely;
- engage in discussion with a tutor(s) concerning how this topic might be investigated;
- under supervision, carry out reading and study, and, if appropriate, empirical research, on this topic;
- put this topic in a broader perspective, ensuring where appropriate that the experience of more than one educational institution is considered and that recent evidence/research of the national/local situation is included;
- under supervision, write up and present the study in an appropriate form.
- Identifying a researchable problem in the area of Digital Education
- Designing a small-scale research study in the field of Digital Education
- Planning, conducting and writing a literature review
- Conducting a small-scale research project or extended literature review
- Presenting a research project using tools appropriate to the field of Digital Education
Students negotiate their dissertations on an individual basis under the guidance of the module tutor and their allocated dissertation supervisor.
Research skills will be taught in the module EDUC5266M: Researching Digital Education and put into practice through this dissertation.
Students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will discuss the dissertation proposal and meet with them on a regular basis as the study progresses.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||594.00|
|Private study hours||0.00|
|Total Contact hours||6.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||600.00|
Private studyThis module is an independent small scale research project although students may choose to undertake an extended literature review. With the support of an individual supervisor, students will work independently to develop research questions, find and read appropriate source material, design a research project (using skills developed in the research module), collect data where appropriate, analyse data and discuss findings in relation to the literature. Students will also work independently to write up the research.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents progress will be monitored through the supervision meetings. Additional meetings may be arranged, as required, subject to agreement between the student and the supervisor.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||Dissertation of 12,000 words||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Resits will be in the same format as the original submission.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 24/06/2022
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