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MTEL Required Courses

mtl100 Principles, Theory, and Practice of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

This course studies the history and evolution of distance education and technology-enhanced learning (TEL). A selected range of social and political/economic factors, theories, learning and teaching models, technology and media innovations, institutions and systems, and major writers that have shaped the development of the field will be critically examined. A variety of technologies are used to support the development of foundational skills and a personal learning environment that are integral to current practice. Students will also be asked to periodically reflect upon opportunities and barriers that are characteristic of higher education within their local institutional and national context.

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Instructors:

Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Session Instructor
Athabasca University, Canada

Biography

Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke
MTEL Program Director - Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L),
Oldenburg, Germany

Biography

Dr. Don Olcott, Jr.
Global Higher Education Consultant,
Bucharest, Romania

Biography

Prof. Dr. Paul Prinsloo
Research Professor in Open and Distance Learning (ODL),
University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Biography

mtl105 Practitioner Research in TEL

This course provides an introduction to a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods used in the social sciences as applied in online distance education and technology enhanced learning. Emphasis is on planning and designing research and evaluation projects, choosing appropriate methods of investigation, and learning the practical aspects of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Major research paradigms will be explored, and an overview of the various research fields in technology enhanced learning will be provided. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) will be used to manage and analyse data. Skills in collecting quantitative and qualitative data and in analysing, interpreting, and reporting the results of empirical investigations will be developed.

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Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Paul Prinsloo
Research Professor in Open and Distance Learning (ODL),
University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Biography

Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki Richter
Director, Center of Open Education Research (COER)
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Biography

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Frank Senyo Loglo
PhD Candidate
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Biography

mtl110 Learner Support in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

This course provides an introduction to the theories and concepts of support for learners in technology enhanced learning environments. Various types of learner support are examined, including tutoring and teaching; advising and counselling; and library, registrar, and other administrative services. Discussion will address management issues, such as planning, organisational models, staffing and staff development, designing services to meet learner needs, serving special groups, and evaluation and applied research.

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Instructors:

Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Session Instructor
Athabasca University, Canada

Biography

Brian Breivik
Trainer and Editor

Biography

Dr. Jane Brindley
Session Instructor
Athabasca University, Canada

Biography

Dr. Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon
Associate Professor
East Carolina University, USA

Biography

mtl115 Design of TEL Environments

This course provides an overview of the use of digital media in a variety of educational settings, designed to identify properties, strengths, and weaknesses of digital media in different learning contexts. The basic psychological processes of perception, understanding, and learning with educational media will be introduced, with a focus on instructional design for technology enhanced learning environments and stand-alone learning objects. Students will identify and explore a variety of digital learning materials and apply instruments to evaluate them. Topics will include collaborative learning technologies, open educational resources, the impact of media on learning outcomes, methods of evaluation, quality assurance, and project management of TEL initiatives.

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Instructors:

Dr. Aras Bozkurt
Postdoctoral Researcher
Anadolu University, Turkey

Biography

Estelle Drysdale
Instructional Designer
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Biography

Dr. Jill Fresen
Senior Learning Technologist
Oxford University, United Kingdom

Biography

Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki Richter
Director, Center of Open Education Research (COER)
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Biography

Visiting Expert:

Prof. Dr. Terry Anderson
Professor Emeritus

Biography

mtl120 Costs and Economics of TEL

This course presents a study of the economics of technology enhanced learning within the larger context of the economics of education. A variety of methodological approaches (including cost/benefit and cost/effectiveness analysis) are applied within the context of technology enhanced learning environments. A variety of costing techniques and economic models are explored and applied to different institutional forms and levels of distance education and TEL environments.

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Instructors:

Dr. Thomas Hülsmann
Lecturer, Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L)
Oldenburg Germany

Biography

Christine Walti
Research Associate
Careum Weiterbildung,
Aarau, Switzerland

Biography

mtl125 International and Transnational Education Issues in TEL

This course examines the development and current landscape of global open and distance education across developed and developing countries. Key topics will include cross-border partnerships, emerging business models, academic quality, cultural and linguistic opportunities and challenges, and innovative packaging of content including MOOCs and open educational resources. Additionally, the module compares and contrasts key global professional and international associations (e.g., UNESCO, ICDE, AAOU, OECD, EDEN, USDLA, and The World Bank) the resources these organisations offer, and their diverse roles in promoting internationalism, global trade, and the quality assurance and management of global educational services. A major theme of the module will be providing examples and case studies for comparative analyses amongst a variety of open and distance learning providers representing single and dual mode institutions and ODL universities/organisations from developed and developing countries. Private sector providers and government agencies will also be covered in these analyses.

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Instructors:

Dr. Don Olcott, Jr., FRSA
Global Consultant and Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Global Campus and Honorary Professor, University of South Africa
Bucharest, Romania

Biography

Dr. Svenja Bedenlier
Postdoctoral Researcher, Continuing and Higher Education Management (we.b)
Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Germany

Biography

   

Master’s Thesis

At the end of the MTEL programme, you will complete a master’s thesis, while participating in an online master’s colloquium with other students who are in the process of finishing the degree.

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Instructors:

MTEL Instructors, as well as mentors within the master’s colloquium

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