Nottingham applies the credit structure widely used in UK postgraduate education. This particular programme offers three qualification routes: Certificate (60 credits), Diploma (120), and Masters (180).
|Core Modules||Social Contexts of Educational Technology||30 credits|
|Theory and Practice of Learning with New Technology||30 credits|
|Educational Technology Research||30 credits|
|Elective Modules||New Directions in Computer Assisted Learning||30 credits|
Language Learning Technologies:
|To complete MA||Dissertation||60 credits|
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks.
The dissertation module entails a substantial piece of self-directed research work of 12,000-15,000 words (or equivalent) that is agreed with and supervised by a member of the course team. It may be empirical in nature or library-based.
Each taught module is organised into a series of 10 units. Each unit will have at its focus a three hour weekly class. This will comprise both lecture, discussion and small group work. These units are supported by web-based materials. These will be preparatory to the session as well as allowing subsequent follow-up
reading, practice, exploration, and discussion. Time is scheduled each week for informal tutorial support and you are encouraged to make use of text based peer and tutor discussion opportunities. These will be found within the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that hosts the web support for this course. This VLE is available from any networked computer both on and off campus. You are also encouraged to attend the weekly LSRI informal seminar. This is usually given by a visiting speaker and it will describe current work in the area of learning research.
All modules taught by the School of Education will be presented on weekday early evenings (5 pm-8 pm) during University term. Any modules taken from the Schools of Psychology and Computer Science are likely to be held earlier during the working day. If you study full-time, two evenings a week (currently Monday and Thursday) will be given to taught modules, a voluntary tutorial period is scheduled for a further weekday slot (currently Tuesday), and LSRI research seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4pm. You are expected to pursue directed private study at other times.