The Master of Education in Design, Learning and Technology (DLT) is being introduced at a crucial time for educational technology in Ireland with the growth of coding and computational thinking (CT); the increased mobility and portability of technological devices; virtualisation and cloud infrastructures; and curricular developments in computer science and technology. Concurrent with the development of their foundational understanding of how information communication technologies can be used to mobilise and augment learning, the programme will develop educators' skills in the design, deployment and evaluation of coding and mobile learning within diverse educational contexts both formal and informal. The MEd (DLT) is open to all teachers and educators interested in technologyenhanced learning, irrespective of subject domain or educational sector. The course has been developed in response to current seminal, educational policy initiatives, including the Digital Strategy for Schools 20152020, STEM Education in the Irish School System (2016), and new curricular developments, for example in computer science.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. You will develop your pedagogical content knowledge and skills in key emerging areas of ICT in education, including mobile learning, coding and computational thinking, and design-based research.
2. You will learn to use participatory design methods to engage learners and other key stakeholders in the creative development and evaluation of innovative technology-enhanced learning.
3. You will be well positioned to design, deploy and evaluate educational programmes and projects that promote technology enhanced learning innovations in classrooms, schools and other educational environments, elective and informal.