mtl125 - International and Transnational Education Issues in Technology Enhanced Learning (Complete module description)

mtl125 - International and Transnational Education Issues in Technology Enhanced Learning (Complete module description)

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Module label International and Transnational Education Issues in Technology Enhanced Learning
Modulkürzel mtl125
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
180 hours (self-study: approx. 80 hours; learning activities: approx. 80 hours; participation: approx. 20 hours)
Institute directory Department of Educational Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
Zuständige Personen
  • Olcott, Donald (module responsibility)
  • Bedenlier, Svenja Mareike (module responsibility)
mtl100 Principles, Theory, and Practice of Technology Enhanced Learning
Skills to be acquired in this module

At the end of this course module, students should be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on the concepts of globalization, internationalization and development.
  2. Identify strategic trends and uses of open, distance and online learning in global contexts and philosophical differences towards technology enhanced learning across borders.
  3. Critically reflect on the relevance of indicators in quality and effectiveness of global open, distance, online and flexible learning.
  4. Assess the importance of education for development, particularly in developing countries.
  5. Critically analyse strategic leadership principles including cultural agility, cross-border education, the role of language and culture in ODL, and regional and global drivers of economic and workforce development.
  6. Assess the changing conditions for education and distance education under the pressures of globalization and cross-border higher education; including competitive trends towards a new global regionalism.
  7. Identify various applications of distance education in the context of non-formal education, including new forms of packaging content and credentialing.
  8. Learn about the different uses of distance education in supporting K-12 schools and teacher education.
  9. Compare different institutional arrangements, uses of technology and instructional approaches in the context of higher education (open universities, virtual universities).
  10. Discuss various cross cutting issues, ranging from mobile learning to policy issues such as the General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS) and its relevance for cross-border distance education.
Module contents

This module examines the development and current landscape of global open and distance education and Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) across developed and developing countries. Key topics include cross-border partnerships, emerging business models, academic quality, cultural and linguistic opportunities and challenges, and innovative packaging of content including MOOCs and Open Educational Resources (OERs).. Additionally, the course compares and examines key global professional and international associations (UNESCO, ICDE, AAOU, OECD, EDEN, USDLA, The World Bank, etc.) the resources these organizations offer, and their diverse roles in promoting internationalism, global trade, and the quality assurance and management of global educational services. A variety of open and distance learning providers representing single and dual mode institutions and ODL universities/organizations from developed and developing countries will be discussed. Private sector providers and government agencies are also covered in these analyses.

All course material will be provided as an open education resource (OER).
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 15 weeks Semester
Module frequency This module will be offered once every semester.
Module capacity unlimited
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the semester
Lehrveranstaltungsform Seminar
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe