Learning Technologies 2: Learning Design for the 21st Century

Module code: ED7602

This module introduces you to new learning design methodology which guides practitioners in making informed, explicit choices about which technologies can support different forms of learning. You will study through a series of synchronous and asynchronous activities and you will work both independently and, where relevant, in collaborative groups. You will be exposed to the latest research in (and materials on) learning design, drawing in particular on research from Europe and Australia.

You will have the opportunity to explore a range of learning design visualisation and pedagogical planner tools to create your own learning design materials. A range of social networking sites will be used for you to share and discuss your learning materials.


  • 5 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 5 hours of tutorials
  • 10 hours of demonstrations
  • 25 hours of work-based learning
  • 255 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 2,000 words (40%)
  • Story board in essay format, 2,000 words, and essay, 2,000 words (60%)