Master Management of Technology Enhanced Learning (MTEL)

Program Director

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Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke

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Prof. Dr. habil. Olaf Zawacki-Richter

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Master Management of Technology Enhanced Learning (MTEL)

Shaping the future of online education

The fully online, international Management of Technology Enhanced Learning (MTEL) graduate programme has been designed specifically for working adults. Our students complete their degree and extend their professional skills and competencies in realising online and blended learning solutions without interrupting their careers. Based on a systems view of education, the MTEL programme will prepare you to strategise and organise for technology integration and transformation within all components of the educational system: From administration, teaching and learning to research, IT, human resources and management. You will learn to manage the complete student life cycle, from curriculum planning and development to course delivery and evaluation. With its focus on digital transformation across the organisation, the MTEL is suitable for all levels of management and prospective management implementing online and blended learning.

MTEL at a glance

Master of Arts

April and October – or at any time as a guest student

Bachelor's or equivalent degree, professional experience, English C1 or native speaker

90 credit points in four semesters plus master thesis

Study format
Fully Online

900 Euro per course module plus semester fee

Start your studies at any time

Missed the application deadline? You can also register for courses in the master's programme individually or together as part of a certificate programme. If you enrol in the MTEL programme at a later date, you can apply earned credit to the master’s.

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Questions and answers

How long does the master’s degree take?

The programme is designed for four semesters of study, plus a master's thesis. Longer or shorter study time is also possible: your studies can be flexibly adapted to professional and family requirements.

What can I expect to learn?

By maximising the powerful mix of technologies and educational theories and principles, the MTEL programme equips you with the necessary skills and competences for designing, implementing, and managing technology enhanced learning (TEL) ventures across your organisation. A detailed description of course modules and schedules can be found under programme and content.

Who should sign up for the programme?

As a working adult with a professional background in either higher education or corporate training settings, you are interested in further developing your competencies in realising online or blended learning within your organisation – whether at the course, curriculum, department, or institutional level. The programme is intended for:

  • Managers of international, national, and transnational education programs that are supported by technology and media; 
  • Directors of training and learning centers;
  • High potential employees transitioning to management positions in education and training environments;
  • Instructors interested in incorporating technology into their instructional projects and/or coursework.

What are the benefits for me?

What you learn today, you can apply tomorrow. As a graduate you will:

  • Develop strategic goals and business plans for TEL within your organisation
  • Analyse and recommend an organisational TEL plan, and manage the implementation of that technology in distance delivery
  • Function effectively as leader, manager, and team member within an online and distance learning (ODL) organisation
  • Develop strategic goals and business plans for TEL within your organisation
  • Design, implement, and assess the necessary support services for a TEL programme

How much time do I need to plan for my studies?

The average workload is 10 to 15 hours per week.

The MTEL programme - geared to the needs of working adults

Led by international instructors, mentors, and experts in the field of online and distance learning (ODL), you will acquire the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to apply to your professional context. The MTEL distance learning programme is both flexible and accessible. Course modules are offered entirely online over the internet, and asynchronous and synchronous online classroom discussions allow you to determine the pace of your studies according to your professional and personal needs.

International Instructional Teams

MTEL instructional teams are composed of international and well-known researchers and scholars within the field of TEL and online and distance learning. Your instructors are faculty members at prominent institutions of higher education and distance learning, as well as of professional organizations, around the world.

Flexible and Mobile Learning

You want a programme that is not only international and multidisciplinary, but also one that has the flexibility for you to study part-time. The fully online MTEL programme is accessible over the internet, and the C3LLO App for Android and iOS offers full mobile access, thus giving you the ability to access class anytime and anywhere

Individual and Contextual Study Content

In the MTEL classroom, you will be challenged to critically analyze the concepts and issues you encounter in their readings, relating and applying these to your own professional experiences. Course learning activities resemble real-world contexts as much as possible, so that you can apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in practical and authentic situations.

Self-Directed and Self-Determined

A constructivist pedagogy is central to the MTEL instructional approach and takes into consideration the specific needs of adult learners: flexibility, accessibility, and the ability to formulate own learning goals and objectives. Self-directed, self-regulated, and self-determined learning approaches give you freedom of choice in exploring research topics and allow you to draw on your individual knowledge, experience, and interests.

Transfer from Theory to Practice

Within the MTEL programme, you will realize new competencies and skills through a balanced combination of program curriculum, learning activities, and practitioner experience contributed by the instructional teams, visiting experts, and fellow students. Your instructors create continuous connections between course topics and actual practice in the workplace, while course discussions and assignments establish the links between theoretical foundations and the real-world practice of ODL professionals. What you learn in the classroom today, you can apply in your professional context tomorrow.

Connection to a Worldwide Network of Scholars and Researchers

Our MTEL instructors and visiting experts serve on a variety of editorial and advisory boards of international scholarly journals within the fields of educational technology, open educational resources, and ODL – thus connecting you to a global network of TEL professionals, scholars, and researchers.

Personalised Support

C3L offers personalised support in order to ensure your success while a student in the online MTEL programme. Instructional teams include dedicated mentors who provide ongoing support students throughout the semester, and the MTEL program director is available to answer your questions and provide you with professional guidance as needed. In addition, our C3LLO team provides personalised technical support and can be contacted directly by e-mail or telephone.


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