Technology led learning is continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate and the market for eLearning has exceeded $52.6 billion in 2010. The development of professional qualifications to meet the personnel demands of this “star” industry are lagging behind. Online learning is the fastest growing educational sector and is foregrounded in staff development opportunities.
As an increasingly preferred approach for delivering training and education, the HE sector is now responding to the need for qualifications that underpin the professional status of this accelerating sector. This MA Online and Digital Learning programme is an online programme that is intended to attract a global student body.
Knowledge and understanding is achieved through learning activities that emphasise students’ engagement with research-led resources and dialogue and with each other and their tutor. Resources are made available electronically from a range of different sources including: e-books, electronic journal articles, videos, images, numerical data, voice recordings, transcripts, web applications and web documents, available through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment.
With a growing emphasis on the digital economy and the use of online and digital technology in learning, eLearning is increasing due to advantages in cost, flexibility, access and relevance due to an increasingly digital and global workforce. It is widely reported that learners/trainees want to see more technology-driven learning with emphasis on social and collaborative learning approaches. Technology use for online, digital and/or distance learning is no longer a specialist educational activity but is increasingly becoming a mainstream activity for both universities, training organisations and HRM functions within organisations.
Our students are education, learning and training practitioners. The programme is available as a part-time programme and is intended for those already in employment in a field related to the programme in question. Applicants would need to be practitioners engaged in any learning support, teaching or training practice. Students participating in the online programme will need to be able to draw from their own contexts and experiences to undertake activities and engage in online discussion, which draw from their own experiences in the interpretation of theory. Key groups would be higher and further education lecturers; human resources development employees responsible for organisational staff development; employees in a senior role with some responsible for staff development of employees; instructional designers and developers in commercial training organisations.
The programme is of course delivered through our online Virtual Learning Environment where you will get access to all your key learning activities, resources and your learning group using the latest communications tools and social media applications. Our University support services are on hand to guide you through your studies.
The programme provides opportunity for a stimulating learning experience led by staff informed by scholarship, professional practice and external engagement. The values of sustainable development, global citizenship and collaboration are central to the programme’s content and learning approach.
This programme aims to develop creative learning designers and facilitators who will collaboratively address present global challenges and opportunities with the insights, skills and influences to shape the future of online and digital learning.
Students on the programme will develop knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate and their management through critical engagement with their own practice.
The University of Wales. Trinity Saint David has significant experience of supporting MA learners at a distance. As an online learner on the MA you will benefit from a programme of study that is designed to be relevant to your current work and ambitions. The programme will connect you with key arguments and issues facing organisations and with your online tutors you engage with other MA students across the world to address key challenges. You will be learning with other people in different locations and in different contexts, giving you an opportunity to experience a range of different approaches, practices and perspectives on sustainability in Business.
The programme is delivered through our online Virtual Learning Environment where you will get access to all your key learning activities, resources and your learning group using the latest interactive communications tools and applications. Our University support services are on hand to guide you through your studies.