The Certificate in Learning and Technology has been designed for learning professionals who wish to explore the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning and to augment their professional practice.
Over the course of this programme you will:
The programme is highly practical, and will guide you through the stages of developing, implementing and evaluating a digital learning resource to support the achievement of learning goals in your practice context.
Members of the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning team at National College of Ireland discuss the course in this video:
The Certificate in Learning and Technology is ideally suited to all educators learning professionals who wish to explore the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning and to augment their professional practice.
The programme comprises one module called Learning and Technology.
On successful completion of this programme you should be able to:
The Certificate in Learning and Technology will lead to a special purpose award at Level 6 (10 ECTS) on the National Framework of Qualifications. Learners who successfully complete this course may opt to progress to the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Learning.
Candidates will be learning professionals working in a further education and training setting or similar. Candidates will typically have a Certificate (major award) at level 5 or equivalent in any discipline. Applicants under 21 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
The College operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements will be considered based on relevant work and other experience.
NCI is prepared to adhere to Government directives for course delivery in September 2021. Investments have been made in technology for online learning, as well as campus enhancements if face-to-face classes are permissible.
If remote learning remains a feature of the course timetable, participants should have the ability to use ICT independently to find information, create and manage files, and communicate with others.
For online sessions, participants will require administrator access to a personal computing device such as a laptop or desktop computer running Windows or MacOS (tablets are not appropriate) with a reliable Internet connection of >1mbps, web browser software (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome), Flash Player, a headset with built-in microphone, and a webcam.
The programme will run on Tuesdays. The online workshops will take place from 10am-5pm and virtual classes from 4-6pm.
Participation in four, two-hour virtual (online) classroom sessions from your home/workplace on alternate weeks during the module is also required. Between these sessions, there will be directed activities that you complete independently.
Module: Learning & Technology (January 2021 Group)
* Directed Activities - During weeks labelled 'Directed Activities' you will be assigned resources and activities to work through at your own pace over the course of the week.
* Virtual Classroom Session - During weeks labelled 'Virtual Classroom Session' you will participate online in a two-hour tutorial with an NCI lecturer from home or your workplace. This is a live session and you will be able to ask questions and interact with the lecturer and other participants in real-time.
Please note that assessments can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
This course runs over 12 weeks.
(Fees revised annually)