MSc in Learning Innovation

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I’m really excited about running our new Masters in Learning Innovation in October. The course will be available online and can be taken either full-time or part-time. There are four 30 credit modules on: Technology-Enhanced Learning, Learning Design for the 21st Century, Research Methodologies and Case Studies of Innovation, plus a 60 credit dissertation module.

The course will give participants the opportunity to explore and critique a range of technologies and to consider the implications of these for their own practice, and more broadly for learning, teaching and research. We will draw on the latest research in the field, as well as tapping in to the wealth of great free Open Educational Resources now available and piggy backing on any interesting online events that occur, such as MOOCs and webinars. The course will give participants a rich overview of new technologies and how they can be used to foster more engaging learning experiences, but also will consider some of the implications of these technologies, both for individuals and institutions.

We anticipate that the course will appeal to a range of people with an interest in exploring how technologies can be used in both formal and informal learning contexts. We also aim to draw on participants’ own experiences and practice, to build a vibrant community of peers. As an incentive, the first twelve people who register for the full time course will receive an iPad Mini. So go on sign up – it will be fun! For more information on the Masters and our areas of research interest, have a look at our website  (http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/beyond-distance-research-alliance), or contact me or Pal (pe27@leicester.ac.uk) for further details.