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Technology Enhanced Learning (Diploma)
The Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning is specifically targeted at practitioners managers and leaders who have an interest in exploring and leveraging the opportunities of incorporating digital learning practice and strategy in their professional contexts (e.g. in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Learning and Development, Change Management and Strategic Leadership).
Through hands-on activities this course introduces participants to: the design, development, delivery and evaluation of Technology Enhanced Learning course; coordination and management of flexible learning development; and the development of online learning strategic plans.
Each participant will be provided with an online development space to explore approaches to leverage Technology Enhanced Learning tools and practices that can be contextualised to their own contexts. These skills will feed into TEL strategic planning and implementation of digital learning.
Mode of Study: Online Learning
Applications and Selections
Applications open from 1st April 2023.
Applications are made online via the University of Galway Applications System. This course is listed under Adult Learning & CPD Courses Application.
Please visit our How to Apply page for Application tips and Supporting Documents information.
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
The assessment strategy integrates elements of theory and practice. It employs continuous assessment projects based on a philosophy of demonstrating learning through realistic work-related activities. There are no formal examination requirements for the course. Assessment involves online activities, professional learning journal and work-based projects. Participants must successfully complete all modules to attain the Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).
Applicants should normally have a level 7 qualification in any discipline. Applicants with a level 6 award or non-standard applicants with relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply through the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route. Please contact the Course Administrator for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
General entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, english language requirements etc.).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
1 year, part-time
Next start date
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QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes
Mode of study
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning
This course is delivered online through:
- Live online lectures
- Podcasts and presentations (recorded spoken lectures with presentation slides)
- Reading material, assignments and online discussions
The modules are sequenced from 1-3 in the course to reflect the participants’ cumulative learning journey. This approach offers opportunities for participants to apply their knowledge, skills, and attributes accumulated through the to their own professional contexts.
Self-study: participants are expected to engage in self study of module materials including core content, reference and resource material, supplementary material. All materials are hosted on Blackboard.
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For graduates who do not hold an undergraduate degree, the course offers exemptions into Business/Commerce (Degree/Diploma).
Why Choose This Course?
The digital landscape is increasingly influencing society, education and the workplace. This integrated course accelerates participants’ development of relevant TEL skills that can be applied and embedded into private and public sector workplaces.
As digital literacies and capabilities are increasingly in demand, participants can augment their transferrable skills as practitioners, project managers, team managers, strategic managers across workplace Training & Education, Learning & Development and Management/Leadership functions.
Who’s Suited to This Course
Practitioners, managers and leaders who have responsibilities in the area of teaching and learning in their organisations. This course is designed to equip participants with the eLeadership capabilities, communication skills, awareness, knowledge and tools required to navigate and leverage this dynamic environment.
Transferable Skills Employers Value
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
Find out More
Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
University of Galway, Nuns' Island, Galway
Tel: 091 494055
Lorraine Thornton | Graduate
Having worked within education & training for my entire career, my focus has always been on the learning achievement of someone else. So, when I recently undertook this course the learning focus was this time on me and it felt good. Becoming a student again in a topic of choice is always a positive first step and I found it exciting & rewarding. Exciting for the vast technological options and supports you can use to support in the learning experience and rewarding for how it can enhance the learning experience within the classroom & online. The course was structured in such a way that I was constantly learning about new software & learning resources whilst being able to apply it to the fundamentals of adult learning. The lecturers were so supportive and at Level 8 empowered us to take the lead in our learning – either through navigating our way through the virtual learning environment or the effective learning resources provided. Come graduation day, I truly felt special. The feeling of achievement when putting on my graduation gown & hat and subsequently receiving my parchment will stay with me forever. Never underestimate how good a learning achievement can make you feel!
Manon van Alphen | Graduate
Having started my career as librarian, over the last decade I have moved from Digital Technology (IT & Digital Marketing) to Education. For just over a year, I am the Technology Enhanced Learning Manager in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), which is a new role in TUH’s Centre for Learning and Development and one of the few in Irish national healthcare to date. Technology keeps students engaged and now more than ever learners expect interactivity, engagement and learning experience that goes beyond textbooks or monologues by educators. Teachers have become facilitators, subject matter experts with knowledge of a deeper pool of available resources to make the learner's journey what it should be: technology enhanced. This diploma course helped me not only to put “dots on some I's” (and in that way built my confidence). It also let me discover a full range of transferable new insights, new skills, and new tools & techniques. Most of all, I was introduced to a group of fellow learners who eager as myself took this course to improve existing educational & technology-related knowledge. Truly a fabulous course to start your TEL adventure, which is upon all educators over the next decade.
Conor Griffin | Graduate
As somebody whose career began in technology and education many years ago, then evolved to a support, mentoring and guidance role in Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board, I have found the Technology Enhanced Learning Diploma an immense benefit to my ongoing professional development. The course has built my confidence in being able to apply the practical and theory areas of Technology Enhanced Learning into my daily and future work. The learning activities and assessment were ‘real life’ based and this made it very simple to integrate into my work projects. The tutors also deserve much credit in providing feedback, support when needed, and presenting very relevant and informative content done through the blended learning environment. This was complimented by having a great class group whose different roles and skillsets added to the learning. Completing the course has allowed me to be more confident in delivering work projects, given me that next step up on my learning journey, and has created opportunities for me within my organization.
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