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Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Education

Programme code:PGD-ED/DGTLUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Katharine Stapleford Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Normally, a first degree plus evidence of relevant professional experience (IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6)

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Programme specification:

The programme will: extend and deepen students' knowledge of skills, perspectives and current research in digital education. They will have opportunities to apply and reflect on this new knowledge in relation to both their own learning and to their professional contexts. As the programme is aimed at work-based professionals, students will immediately see the relevance of programme content to the practice of digital education. The dialogic Online Distance Learning delivery of the programme, with both 'input' materials from tutors and regular student discussions, will provide a balance of opportunities to receive expertise from academic staff and also to learn from each other. The range of digital tools now available and the variety of backgrounds/countries from which students will be drawn means that there will be genuine reciprocal learning between tutors and students. In a field where research can often overstate conclusions from short-term interventions, students will learn to approach research critically and develop skills to carry out action research projects and evaluations in their own professional sesttings.

Students on this programme will develop an in-depth understanding of theories of learning underpinning effective use of digital tools; have skills to use and evaluate technologies that are currently available and be able to look towards future developments in the field. They will know how to manage their own CPD in a fast-moving area and be able to support others. They will also develop a critical appreciation of current approaches to researching digital education with a particular focus on educational data and learner analytics. Students will be well prepared for further study and will be encouraged to consider continuing on to carry out their own research project to complete the full Masters in Digital Education.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

EDUC5264MEducation in a Digital Society30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

EDUC5266MResearching Digital Education30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5267MDesigning Digital Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 30/06/2021 12:18:24


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