Online and Distance Education (D36) (Taught) Open University

Awarded by: Open University Awarding Body

This postgraduate diploma offers the unique opportunity to draw on the expertise of The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology – world leaders in the innovative use of new media and technologies in online education. You will study the theory and practice of online and distance education, covering topics such as the learning experiences of disabled students and the technical aspects of accessibility; and the processes of designing, implementing and evaluating technology-enhanced learning. Working with our experts in collaboration with colleagues from around the world, you will be at the forefront of the latest developments.

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

  • Study mode

    Distance learning

  • Start date

    April 2017

  • Duration

    2 years


Entry requirements

You must be prepared for study at postgraduate level. This usually means holding a bachelor's degree - whether from a UK university or from one outside the UK - or its equivalent.However, if you have successfully completed two-thirds of a bachelor’s degree (an HND in the UK, for example) and have professional experience in technology-enabled learning, you may still be eligible for the programme. You will be asked to provide further information and evidence of your eligibility as part of the registration process for the programme.

All teaching is in English, and your proficiency in the language needs to be adequate for postgraduate study and for contributing to online discussions by text and voice. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you make sure you can achieve a score of at least seven in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). To assess your English Language skills in relation to your proposed studies, you can visit the IELTS website. Although experience of distance education may be an advantage, it is not essential.


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