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MTEL certificate offerings

If you are interested in short-term learning, the MTEL programme offers courses toward certification in specific professional areas. When electing for a certificate of advanced studies (CAS), you will be enrolled as a guest student while in the certificate programme. If you choose to enrol in the MTEL programme at a later date, courses you have already taken will be credited toward the degree.

Each CAS is comprised of two course modules, which means that you can complete a certificate within one semester. CAS availabiity will be published in the semester handbook of course modules. The following CAS are planned for the MTEL programme:

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): 
Learning Design and Innovation 

Design your curriculum to maximise the use of technology in the online, blended, and hybrid classroom, while managing new technology trends and developments in the field.

CAS Learning Design and Innovation

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.

Module Description (PDF)

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

mtl220 Change Management and Innovation for TEL

Change continually shapes and influences every day institutional operations. Change must be learned, however, and any project that results in or promotes change in organisations requires professional management of that change. This course concentrates on a systematic approach to (planned) changes and conducts an in-depth discussion into the tasks and challenges of and coping mechanisms for change management, with a specific focus on issues surrounding implementation of technology within learning environments and educational institutions.

Module Description (PDF)

Instructors:

Dr. Aras Bozkurt
Postdoctoral Researcher
Anadolu University, Turkey

Biography

Prof. Dr. Albert Sangra
UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Biography

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): 
Strategy and Leadership for Online Learning

Prepare and lead your organisation in realising technology enhanced learning through strategic development and planning 

CAS Strategy and Leadership for Online Learning

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.

Module Description (PDF)

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

   

mtl200 Strategic Management and Educational Leadership in TEL Environments

Decisions about educational and scientific institutional directions should be made strategically, taking into consideration an analysis of the competition, the market orientation and demand, and a clear understanding of institutional core competencies. This course will present and discuss strategic management approaches and methods and their use as a means for strategic control within the institution, specifically in reference to implementation of technology enhanced learning initiatives and projects. Initial course discussion will concentrate on the basic concepts of strategic management and its suitability for educational and scientific institutions: Which products are produced? Who are the customers? And who are the competitors? Next, relevant approaches to strategic management will be evaluated from both market-oriented and resource-based perspectives. 

Module Description (PDF)

Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Yasar Kondakci
Professor of Educational Administration & Planning
Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Biography

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

Biography

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): 
Learner Support in Online Learning

Identify and develop the necessary support infrastructures for faculty, staff, and students as you prepare for incorporating new technologies in the organisation

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.

Module Description (PDF)

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

mtl230 Student Life Cycle Management for TEL

This course examines the management role in developing and executing technology enhanced learning (TEL) programs from the perspective of the student, as well as discuss specific student needs during each phase of the student life cycle, concentrating especially on the role, influence, and implications of technology within the student learning environment. A primary focus of the course will be on curriculum development across the TEL program.

Module Description (PDF)

Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Dianne Conrad
Professor, Centre for Distance Education
Athabasca University, Canada

Biography

Dr. Annika Maschwitz
Projekt Leader – Researcher Bund-Länder-Wettbewerb "Aufstieg durch Bildung: Offene Hochschule"
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany

Biography

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