Design of Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

Digital media in educational settings

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.

The course is part of our Online Teaching and Learning Programme.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to ...


describe the contributions that professional or staff development can make in achieving the goals of learner support within the TEL context.

explain the rationale for learner services in technology enhanced learning environments.

analyze the importance of learner characteristics for designing learner support.

describe the various learner support functions.

critically analyze issues in the provision of learner support.

At a glance: Design of Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

University certificate, CAS if two courses are completed

Start of course: April 22th 2024
End of course: August 18th 2024

Internet-based, group activities, webinars, self-study

6 credit points (ETC) |  one semester

Integrated in the course

180 hours


900 Euro per course module


Dr. Jill Fresen

Digital Education Adviser
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Oxford University, United Kingdom


Estelle Drysdale

Instructional Designer
University of Pretoria, South Africa


Advice and Contact

Silke Welter

Programme Management

T +49 (0)441 / 798 32 44

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