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Educational Technologies Micro-course

This free micro-course will introduce you to the role that educational technologies play in 21st century teaching and learning. 

Open to everyone but aimed particularly at those working in the education sector, the course covers the key issues and challenges associated with technology in education

By the end of the micro-course, you will be able to make better use of technologies for promoting creativity across the curriculum, while supporting the design and delivery of online and blended learning. 

Micro-courses are flexible short courses, delivered in mixed online and face-to-face formats. Currently they are being piloted across Welsh universities with no cost to the learner. You can attend a micro-course to upskill and learn something new, as a pathway to employment, or to have a taste of a specific subject. Digital technology micro-courses at Cardiff Met cover topics that are in demand by industry. Click here to see the other micro-courses at Cardiff Met.

Course Content

The micro-course will be delivered through ten 2-hour sessions, made up of lectures, online learning activity, seminars, lab work and small group work. 

Topics include: 

  • Introduction to educational technologies. 
  • Living and Learning in a digital age: applying technology to learning and teaching. 
  • The digital divide: key issues and debates. 
  • Technology, creativity and innovation across the curriculum. 
  • Digital literacy or digital competence? 
  • Game-based learning and social media in education. 
  • An introduction to online and blended learning. 
  • Designing & developing online and blended learning. 
  • Designing & developing online and blended learning (part 2). 
  • VR and AI – the future of education?

Coursework and Assessment

Assessments are designed to consolidate your learning. 

You will complete two short assignments throughout the micro-course. These include a short reflective blog and a poster presentation. In total, you will write around 2,000 words.

Suggested Readings

Selwyn, M. (2011). Education and technology: Key issues and debates. London: Continuum. 

JISC. (2016). Curriculum design and support for online learning. 

Salmon, G. () Carpe Diem Learning Design. 

White, D. and Le Cornu, A. (2011). Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement. 

Beetham, H. and Sharpe, R. (2007). Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age: designing and delivering e-learning. 

Race, P. (2020) The lecturer’s toolkit: a practical guide to assessment, learning and teaching. 

FutureLearn. (2021). Virtual Reality in Education: How VR is used in immersive learning.

How to Apply

You can book your place on the Educational Technologies micro-course on the Cardiff Metropolitan University Online Store. Spaces are limited, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Us

For more information about this micro-course, please contact Dr Fiona Carroll,

Key Course Information

Place of Study:

Cardiff School of Technologies

Course Length:
5 weeks (2 x 2-hour sessions per week). Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm. 

Start Date:
15th March 2022 – 14th April 2022

Max Number:
20 people


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