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Postgraduate Course: Digital Education Individually Negotiated Course (EDUA11294)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course provides the opportunity for an individual course member or group to engage in supported self-study in a specialist area not covered by another course within the MSc in Digital Education Programme. The course topic must fall within the domains of study covered by the Digital Education Programme and is conditional on there being supervisors and assessors who have expertise in the topic area. Permission to enrol on this course is conditional on a satisfactory contract (as described below) being produced by the student and approved by the programme director.

Only one individually negotiated study course is allowed to contribute towards any award within the programme.

Each independent study course will involve a written contract drawn up by the course member(s) in consultation with his/her/group supervisor. Supervisors will be appointed by the Digital Education Programme Director, with the consent of the supervisor's Head of Institute. The contract will be agreed by the supervisor and a second member of academic staff, and will be presented to the School Postgraduate Studies Committee for ratification. It will then be placed within the course member's file. A contract may be drawn up for an individual or a group. The contract will contain the following elements:

Learning Outcomes
Approaches to Study

Along with the learning outcomes below, students undertaking this course will gain experience of:
- devising a programme of study equivalent to 20 credits at level 11;
- writing learning outcomes, developing appropriate study approaches, and devising an assessment strategy to meet those outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course will enable participants to:
┐ Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts relevant to the subject of their independent study, and critical engagement with these;
┐ Demonstrate critical engagement with a range of literature relevant to their topic;
┐ Self-direct their learning throughout their consideration of a topic of professional or personal relevance.

In addition to these three generic outcomes which apply to all students taking this course, additional learning outcomes will vary with each project and will be specified in the course contract.

The contract must include details of the following:

Rationale : this must accord with:
- the model of professional development employed within MSc in Digital Education and the Programme aims and objectives.
- the structure and regulations of the MSc in Digital Education.
- the course member's professional development needs

Learning Outcomes: relating to:
- knowledge and understanding
- intellectual skills
- practical / transferable / key skills (as appropriate)
These need to correspond to MSc in Digital Education Programme outcomes.

Approaches to Study:
- how will the study be conducted and over what period?
- name and department of supervisor
- what will the pattern of supervision be?
- what are the procedures for reporting to the Programme Leader on progress,
- final result, failure to complete within time-scale?
Assessment Information
The contract must detail the components of assessment. These components must have equivalence with the requirements for level 11 postgraduate study (see the School of Education┐s postgraduate handbook), including being 4000 words or equivalent.

The contract should include:
- what is the assessment task (title, means of presentation)?
- by which specific criteria will the assessment task be judged?
- date of submission
- names of first and second assessor.
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordsindividual, digital education, independent
Course organiserDr Jen Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6133
Course secretaryMs Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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