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PgDip Digital Literacies and Learning (PgCert)

PgDip Digital Literacies and Learning (PgCert)

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Authorware (Elearning Software) Clait (Computer Literacy And Information Technology)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Develop your understanding of Digital Literacy issues on LJMU's distance learning programme and fit your studies around existing commitments.

  • Gain in-depth understanding of UK and international digital literacy issues, practices and policies
  • Develop the skills, principles and practices to use digital tools effectively, safely and ethically
  • Design and lead digital literacy initiatives in schools, universities and other sectors
  • Explore the digital transformation of users, data and practices
  • Benefit from the flexibility of digital learning
  • Modules available as stand-alone, Level 7, 20 credit CPD courses (October, February and June intakes for CPD)

This course offers an opportunity to develop digital literacies beyond the capabilities that are fundamentally underpinned by the technical mastery of digital technologies. More importantly, it considers the digital transformation of users, data and practices.

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in configuring concepts of self, social relationships, communities, embodiment, human-non-human relations, space and place and what counts as social itself. This course will contribute to your professional development by engaging you in the examination of the digital aspects of literacies and learning as they relate to new developments and social change in the family, workplace, education system and economy.

This programme will also enhance your understanding of the informatics-based techniques and computational thinking that are essential to digital literacy and learning. The literacy it offers goes beyond a fluency with digital tools, devices and the Internet. It is characterised by concepts, methods, philosophy of technology and information that emphasise the increasing need to use and access data and information effectively, safely and ethically.

Target awards of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert - 60 credits) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip - 120 credits) are available, alongside standalone 20 credit CPD modules.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module lets you be engaged with the open movement and the role of digital technologies and systems in delivering its vision and the literacies it requires from users or learners. They will examine the impact and implications it has on learning and what it means to be ‘literate’ and educated. The module aims to develop critical knowledge and understanding of the open movement in education in relation to issues such as copyright, privacy and licensing and how this impacts on the development of new learning environments, communities, practices and economies; promote a critical view of the kind of digital literacies that are prioritised or emphasised through the production and dissemination of open educational resources.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (credit)

£40

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 degree (or its equivalent) in the social sciences, education or an education-related discipline.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool Business School The...more