Research course

Online and Distance Language Teaching and Learning

Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or (equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Language learning is a key topic in the Language and Literacies Research Cluster. In today’s globalised world, language learning and teaching is of increasing importance. In this area, a range of methodologies are applied to researching the teaching and learning of languages including the use of large multimodal corpora, sociocultural approaches and digitally mediated communication. Key projects include: developing online teaching skills and telecollaboration in Higher Education, effective e-feedback, the use of social media, and eyetracking (a technology recording the gaze focus of learners during online tasks to establish attention focus and learning strategies).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
      part time
      72 months
      • EdD
        part time
        42 months

        Course contact details

        Mrs Anne Foward
        +44 (0)1908 655364