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MTEL Programme and Module Content

Half-price special for new applicants (until February 1, 2020)

Apply to the MTEL programme by February 1, 2020 and receive a 50% discount on course module fees for Summer Semester 2020. To be eligible, you must apply by February 1, 2020. For more information about applying to the programme, please see: https://uol.de/mtel/application

Designed specifically for current and future TEL managers and leaders, the MTEL programme focuses on development of 1) student knowledge, and 2) practical professional competencies as related to technology enhanced learning (TEL) and its role in organisational and management processes, leadership and change management, information technology and business development, strategic planning and project management, quality assurance, and ethics and social responsibility.

Within the MTEL master’s programme, you will complete six required courses and a master’s course module, in addition to six elective courses, which you choose based on your individual interest and professional goals.

MTEL Required Courses

One prerequisite course will serve as the starting point for you when you join the MTEL programme. mtl100 Principles, Theory, and Practice of TEL provides you with the theoretical foundations in the disciplinary history, theory, and principles of online and distance learning (ODL) and TEL. The skills and competences that you gain in this course will serve as the basis for your further development in all later courses within the programme.

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

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

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

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

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Once you have successfully completed mtl100, you can then choose from the following required courses, which can be taken in an order you define (except for the master's thesis, which should be taken at or near the end of your graduate studies):

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

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

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

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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:

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Session Instructor
Athabasca University, Canada

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Dr. Jane Brindley
Session Instructor
Athabasca University, Canada

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

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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

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Estelle Drysdale
Instructional Designer
University of Pretoria, South Africa

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

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

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Visiting Expert:

Prof. Dr. Terry Anderson
Professor Emeritus

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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:

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

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Christine Walti
Research Associate
Careum Weiterbildung,
Aarau, Switzerland

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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:

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

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

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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.

Module Description (PDF)

Instructors:

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

MTEL Elective Courses

mtl200 Strategic Management and Educational Leadership in TEL Environments

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:

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

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

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mtl205 Human Resource Management for TEL Organisations

Personnel management consists of all functions that have the goal of enhancing productivity and development of human resources in order to increase the value and competitive advantage of the organisation, a central and strategic goal that is particularly important within labor-intensive organisations such as educational and scientific institutions that use technology enhanced learning (TEL). This course provides an overview of human resource management topics from tasks and target groups to organisational frameworks within institutions, with a focus on professionalization of human resources management through strategic system design from a resource- based perspective (recruitment, on-boarding of staff, personnel development, motivation and incentive systems for faculty participating in TEL), as well as development of digital literacy skills.

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mtl210 Organisational Management in TEL Environments

Bringing together the central concepts of education and organisation creates a fundamental tension within the institution. This conceptual merging occurs against a backdrop of complex economic, technological, and social conditions, thus creating a particularly challenging dynamic that requires effective management of educational and research areas. This course examines the structure, management, and development of educational and scientific organisations, with a focus on the technology-enhanced learning organisation and the structural conditions and management philosophy that must be in place to ensure opportunities for growth within loosely-coupled institutional systems, in particular organisational support structures for the development and implementation of TEL programs.

Module Description (PDF)

Instructors:

Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Session Instructor
Athabasca University, Canada

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

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mtl215 Management of TEL Projects

This course will prepare students for project work within training, higher education, and scientific institutional environments, focusing on holistic project management and development of the basic skills necessary for conducting projects. The course will address the topics of: project definition, project initiation, systems thinking and project management, criteria of project success/failure, project phases and cycles, project planning, forms of integrated project management, and social structures and communication in projects.

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Instructors:

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

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

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Frank Fischer
President, Senior Consultant/Trainer/Coach
fischer and friends GmbH, Oldenburg, Germany

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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.

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Instructors:

Dr. Aras Bozkurt
Postdoctoral Researcher
Anadolu University, Turkey

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

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mtl225 Quality Management of TEL

This course analyzes strategies for planning, developing, and implementing quality management across the institution, taking into consideration different stakeholder needs. The course will also discuss strategies and approaches for setting quality management goals and developing and realizing quality in teaching and learning, as well as quality issues specific to environments that implement technology enhanced learning.

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Instructors:

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

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Prof. Dr. Heinke Röbken
Professor for Education Management
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

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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.

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Instructors:

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

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

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mtl235 Managing Diversity in TEL Environments

This course explores aspects of diversity (cultures, disabilities, social backgrounds, etc.) and its role as a central task in curriculum development, teaching, research, IT, administration, and education in general. Topics will include theories, context, and dimensions of diversity, as well as issues and strategic implementation of diversity within technology enhanced learning environments.

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Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Jörg Viaden
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin, United States/

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mtl240 Advanced Issues in TEL

This course explores critical emerging issues and trends in educational technology within the open, flexible and technology-enhanced education landscape. Key topics will include: openness and accessibility (e.g., open scholarship, open educational resources, massive open online courses); new technological developments (e.g., in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning and learning analytics) and their po tential affordances for supporting learners and faculty in technology-enhanced learning environments as well as ethical considerations associated with new and emerging technologies and methods in teaching, learning and assessment.

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Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Marco Kalz
Professor of Technology-Enhanced Learning
University of Education, Heidelberg, Germany

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Dr. Victoria Marin
Postdoctoral Researcher
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

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

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Certificates of Advanced Studies

The MTEL programme offers certification in specific professional areas. Each certificate is made up of two course modules, which means that you can complete a certificate in one semester. The following certificates are planned:

  • Learning Design and Innovation for TEL Environments
  • Strategy and Leadership for International TEL Organisations
  • Learner Support Systems in TEL

For more information about the MTEL certificates, please see: https://uol.de/mtel/certificates

MTEL Learning Materials

The accessibility and affordability of the MTEL programme is demonstrated through its use of high quality open educational resources (OER) – available on the web and as reasonably priced textbooks. You will also benefit from the OER published by the Center for Open Education Research (COER), an international research consortium dedicated to collaborative research projects that further innovation and understanding in the areas of open education, educational technology, lifelong learning, and international education.

In addition, you have access to University of Oldenburg’s ASF series publications, which have been produced specifically for the MTEL programme. ASF books have been written and edited by MTEL faculty and other notable scholars within the field and cover topics such as the history, theory, and principles of distance education, learner support, cost and economics, international case studies, and emerging developments within online and distance learning.

 

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