The e-Learning and Digital Technologies endorsement provides educators and training or support staff with opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding and professional practice, examine critical issues and build confidence and capability for leadership in this area.

Students are required only to be computer literate and enthusiastic to learn more about this field. Courses connect current research with workplace experiences and develop confidence and competence in designing, implementing, evaluating and researching many aspects of e-learning with traditional and networked learners in a variety of classrooms and various online or blended contexts.

All e-Learning courses are exclusively available by distance learning options.

The MEd (e-Learning and Digital Technologies) consists of 180 points and can be completed by coursework or a combination of courses and thesis. Those completing by coursework should select 90 points from the Schedule below and 90 points from the Master of Education Schedule A. Those completing by thesis should select 60 points from the Schedule below, 30 points from Schedule C (research methods) and a 90 point thesis (EDEM 690) in the area of e-Learning and Digital Technologies. Please note that students completing by coursework must include at least 45 points from the Master of Education Schedule B (level 9 courses). Students are strongly advised to check their planned course of study with a student advisor prior to enrolment.

Students interested in this endorsement may also be interested in events and research of Te Puna Rangahau i-Ako | Digital Education Futures Lab.

The courses for this endorsement include:

  • EDEM626 Curriculum Implementation in Computer Science
  • EDEM628 Effective Practices with E-Learning
  • EDEM630 Change with Digital Technologies in Education and Training
  • EDEM633 Foundations of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
  • EDEM665 Special Topic: Teaching Computer Programming
  • EDEM682 Special Topic: Current Issues in Education Futures and e-Learning

More information

View our brochure, or contact the e-Learning and Digital Technologies Coordinator.

Cheryl Brown

Associate Professor
Rehua 421
Internal Phone: 92933

Kathryn MacCallum

Associate Professor
Internal Phone: 90081