Postgraduate Certificate in Blended Learning
The new and innovative Postgraduate Certificate in Blended Learning offers specialised modules in Blended Learning including digital skills and technology enhanced learning and teaching strategies. The course offers the unique award of Postgraduate Certificate as well as forming part of a full Master's qualification. Learn to teach within the connected classroom while developing new leadership skills as an e-teaching/blended learning professional. The course will support new and career-long practitioners to develop instructional design and advanced teaching skills in the field of blended learning. The award is delivered completely online with twilight teaching seminars bi-weekly.
HOW WILL I STUDY?
Teaching and learning is delivered through a blended approach of lectures, virtual learning activities, reflective, self-directed study, fully online.
WHO WILL BE TEACHING ME?
You will be taught, assessed and supported by an exceptional team of internationally recognised, research-led and experienced practitioners.
Students who have accumulated 60 CAT points may graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate. There is an option for students to continue studies via our Master of Teaching programme and accumulate 120 or 180 CAT points, and exit with a Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Teaching.
Please note this course does not give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Students will be able to:
- Lead blended learning initiatives and strategies to support whole-school or whole-college developments for a quality approach to teaching and learning
- Design new approaches to blended learning while critically evaluating the progress of good to best practice across the department or school or college
- Critically engage in teaching skills to support the blended and technology-rich connected classroom and wider learning experience
- Develop a wider pedagogy to support synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning as a learning leader for school or college developments.
All modules are 30 CATs unless otherwise started.
All Modules are taught online.
STR7011 – BLENDED LEARNING & DIGITAL LITERACY 1
This module identifies appropriate blended learning models for school-based practice using a range of theoretical and best practice principles. Students will critically reflect on the approach to blended learning as a form of mediated learning within a professional context (education or industry). By the end of the module students should be able demonstrate new scholarship in the area of blended learning modality for teaching, learning and assessment. The module will critically evaluate the professional learning experience of blended learning inclusive of teacher, leader and pupil voice using an evidence-based education approach.
STR7012 – BLENDED LEARNING & DIGITAL LITERACY 2
This module critically reflects on the concept of learning communities and a community of inquiry approach to blended learning: teacher presence, social presence and cognitive presence. Students learn to evaluate the paradigm of blended learning in terms of active, participative learning and assessment and the inclusive nature of a hybrid learning model. Students will demonstrate scholarship (new knowledge and theory) from practice in the field of ePedagogy and the importance of building and cultivating learning communities.
Applicants will normally hold a relevant 2:2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline, and preferably a professional teaching qualification. Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for entry.
HOW TO APPLY
Application for admission to all Masters Programmes should be made by downloading the application form and reference form and returning the completed forms to email@example.com
This course is taught online. Classes are normally held once weekly (in the evening) via the College virtual learning environment – Canvas.