Taught course

Digital Pedagogy

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MEd

Entry requirements

Honours degree or above
You must be in employment in education or training

Candidates without academic qualifications but with experience of appropriate professional or administrative responsibility will be considered on an individual basis. These candidates may be required to complete an assessment to assess their suitability or successfully complete the Preparing for Master’s Level Study module prior to beginning other modules.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This M.Ed. Digital Pedagogy course is designed to support the professional development of individuals working in education and training at either tertiary or higher education level, specifically in the contemporary digital environment. The intention is to strengthen and enhance participants' understanding of digital educational issues whilst raising their professional profiles.

You will be encouraged to discuss and analyse information from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and apply them to your own professional practice. This will be focused especially on teaching and learning in the digital environment and you will be critically analysing and creating digital educational resources. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of professional educational interest whilst developing research skills and an understanding of ethical principles in higher education.

The course can help you to make changes in your professional practice that can have a positive impact on you and on your learners.

Special features
  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
  • The course is available to study part time, online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitment
  • Option for a face-to-face induction which, although not compulsory, is highly recommended
  • Reflective learning is at the heart of this course allowing you to use your learning to enhance your professional practice
  • You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, or full Master’s degree
  • For those working in higher education, on successful completion of the PgCert, you will be eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Course Content

PgCert:Core modules are: Teaching and Learning in Tertiary and Higher Education; Digital Literacy and Open Education;

You will also choose one option module which may include: Research Methods and Techniques; Qualitative Inquiry; Quantitative Research and Data Analysis.

PgDip: Core modules are: Creating Digital Educational Resources; Theory and Practice of eLearning; Mixed Methods and Action Research.

Med: To achieve the award of M.Ed. Digital Pedagogy, you must complete a research dissertation.

Location: This course is available online with support from Lews Castle College UHI, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR.

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

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Fees and funding

UK students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): Scottish Online £520, Rest of UK and EU Online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation
International students
This course is not available to International Students

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MEd

flexible
36 to 60 online months
part time
36 to 60 online months
distance learning
36 to 60 months

Course contact details

Name
Information line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 2723600