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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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:

Title
Rationale
Learning Outcomes
Approaches to Study
Assessment
Bibliography

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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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?
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsindividual, digital education, independent
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jen Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6133
Email: jen.ross@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
Email: Angela.Hunter@ed.ac.uk
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