Designing for 21st Century learning is an 30-credit, master’s level module, taught at The University of Northampton, UK. The module forms part of the PGCAP (Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice), but can also be studied as part of the MA Education within the Faculty of Education and Humanities, the University of Northampton.
The module is aimed at educators, including lecturers, tutors, facilitators, learning designers and technologists in HE or FE sector, also aimed at primary and secondary school teachers considering a possible career in higher education.
Designing for 21st Century learning module offers a state-of-the-art review of the field of Technology-enhanced Learning (TEL), reviews theoretical underpinnings and offers hands-on applications of various learning technologies in different contexts. The module focuses on topical aspects of online and blended learning, such as learning innovation, effective learning design, assessment activities, and the use of open educational resources (OERs) in teaching and course development. On completing this module, participants will be able to evaluate how different pedagogical approaches can be supported and promoted by the affordances of learning technologies, and apply a range of approaches to the design of effective learning interventions across different modes of study.
The assessment of the module is context specific and relevant to each participant’s learning and teaching environment. The themes of the assessment include a case study of an innovative approach, and the planning of a full intervention (design, storyboard, delivery, assessment).
This module is delivered in blended learning mode: there is a weekly face-to-face seminar of between 60 and 120 minutes over 12 weeks, and a significant component of online work (individual and group-based asynchronous online learning activities, plus independent study).
What's on Wolearn?
Here on Wolearn we share three topics of the Designing for 21st Century Learning module:
- Learning design
- Activity design
- Assessment and feedback