MA Online and Distance Education

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Course Code: F10 Course Level: Postgraduate Subject Area: Education Course Qualification: Degree This course is available for study in: Globally This course is NOT available in: South Africa

What you will learn

This masters degree is presented by The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology and offers a unique opportunity to study the theory and practice of online and distance education through modules designed by experts from the Institute. Working with them, in collaboration with colleagues from around the world, you will be at the forefront of the latest developments as they happen.

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Course Code: F10 Course Level: Postgraduate Subject Area: Education Course Qualification: Degree This course is available for study in: Globally This course is NOT available in: South Africa

What you will learn

This masters degree is presented by The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology and offers a unique opportunity to study the theory and practice of online and distance education through modules designed by experts from the Institute. Working with them, in collaboration with colleagues from around the world, you will be at the forefront of the latest developments as they happen.

Read more detailed information about the learning outcomes, and how they are acquired through teaching, learning and assessment methods.

Time required and cost

To achieve a Masters in Online and Distance Education you must successfully gain 180 credits.

For details on module costs please see the tables at the bottom of this page. The total cost of the qualification depends on the modules studied. As a guide the total fee for 2012/13 academic year was from £7,725 to £9,170.

Prices and modules shown below are subject to change.

Career impact

The MA in Online and Distance Education is a valuable qualification for a broad range of working professionals including: teacher, trainer, librarians, media professionals, project managers, consultants, entrepreneurs, practice educators in nursing, and web developers.

Typically holders of the MA in Online and Distance Education:

  • advance their skills of selection and design of technology
  • improve their understanding of how technologies engage learners
  • improve their understanding of how technologies can be evaluated and developed
  • gain specific expertise in their chosen areas of module study.

Key dates

Please see the tables shown at the bottom of this page.

Entry requirements

To study for this masters degree course you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level.

Although experience of distance education may be an advantage, it is not essential. Please note that all study materials are delivered online. You will need a personal computer and access to the internet.

You will also need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 7.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.

Classification of course

On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded a Master of Arts in Online and Distance Education entitling you to use the letters MA ODE (Open) after your name.

Credits

For information on Credits, click here.

Regulations

As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the following regulations:

  • Student Regulations
  • Module Regulations
  • General Qualification Regulations
  • MA Online and Distance Education
  • Schedule B to the Qualification Regulations.

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