The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Cluster is located within the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET). Students in this cluster will be members of the Institute of Educational Technology IET).
Research interests in the TEL Cluster include Open Educational Resources (OER), citizen science, inquiry learning, participatory learning, accessibility of learning systems, learning design, technology-enhanced assessment, mobile learning, game-based learning, learning analytics, informal learning, social learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), professional and organisational learning, and understanding the changing experience of distance learning. Our expertise in these fields is world renowned and our researchers carry out exciting projects funded by organisations such as The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the European Commission, Nominet Trust, and the UK Research Councils. IET has a strong background in linking research and practice, directly influencing OU teaching, and providing expertise for FutureLearn. In 2013 IET was granted the first ever Regius Professorship in Open Education to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Students’ research will be within one of the Institute’s four Research and Innovation programmes:
- Learning Futures
- Learning in an Open World
- Learning Analytics and Learning Design
- Professional and Digital Learning.
PhD, Professional Directorate.
For detailed information on current fees visit Research degree Fees.
Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) plus either a masters degree or research methods training at masters level (or equivalent).
Potential research projects
Current/recent research projects