MA Technology, Education and Learning (distance learning) is a two-year part-time online programme for people currently using digital technologies in educational settings, such as teachers, trainers, user support staff, educational software developers, librarians and managerial staff.
The programme also has a one-year, full-time Leeds-based option.
MA Technology, Education and Learning analyses the relationship between digital technologies and education, and examines how technology can support learning across a range of educational settings.
The programme analyses the theoretical, professional and practical applications of digital technologies, and critically evaluates research and development in technology enhanced learning, enabling you to relate the design and evaluation of materials to a range of learning approaches and practices.
As this programme is taught online, you will gain practical experience of digital learning while you study. While many of our students study by distance, all students work together in a virtual learning environment (VLE), so you will meet many different people, even if you are working from home.Important note
This programme is not an ICT skills training or programming course; we expect our students to have basic ICT competence before starting the programme.
Learning with Digital Technologies examines the relationships between learning theories and digital technologies, and explores subjects such as microworlds and constructivism, collaborative learning, tutoring systems, modelling and roleplay through the use of appropriate software applications.
You take one or two of the following modules.
Critical Study in Education allows you to design and undertake a small-scale research project related to your own interests in the field of education.
Issues in ICT and Education provides a critical examination of practice, research and development in the area of ICT in Education, and investigates the impact of computer based technologies on education.
You take one of the following modules.
You may replace one of the optional modules (in either year 1 or 2) with 30 credits from a selection of other offered by the School of Education. Please note that not all modules are available in distance mode.
If you live in a country where distance qualifications are recognised only if formal examinations are included (for example, Cyprus or Greece) then you may take one or two modules with an examination instead of coursework assessment. Students in Cyprus should note that if you pass both of these examination modules then your MA will be recognised by KYSATS. The examinations must be taken at a local British Council Office and you will need to pay an additional fee (about £100 per module) to the British Council.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Study scholarships for UK or EU taught postgraduate students 2014/15
Full-time MA programmes
There is one full fee study scholarship available to UK or EU students commencing a full-time MA programme in the School of Education in 2014/15.
NEW Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf) Study Bursaries
From September 2014, new bursaries are available for UK Deaf Education schools/services funding more than one student per school/service in a single year to the part-time MA Deaf Education (TOD) programme.
For schools/services funding 2 students to start the programme in September 2014, a 5% bursary towards the part-time Deaf Education programme tuition fee per student per year will be applied.
For schools/services sending more than 2 students to start the programme in September 2014, a 10% bursary towards the part-time Deaf Education programme tuition fee per student per year will be applied.
Study scholarships for international taught postgraduate students 2014/15
All MA Programmes
There is one study scholarship available to international students commencing any full-time MA programme in the School of Education in 2014/15.
The scholarship is worth the full value (100%) of the 2014/15 full-time annual tuition fee for international students
The University of Leeds also offers other general scholarships and awards for postgraduate research students. Visit Scholarships at Leeds for more information.
· Post Graduate Financial Support Package
· Alumni Postgraduate Bursary 2014
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