The world of education is changing rapidly as new technologies are introduced - we are increasingly seeing the use of ICT for a wide range of purposes in educational settings - from supporting teaching, learning and communications, through administration, to putting teachers and learners in contact with each other around the globe. This course will support you through this rapidly changing world, prepare you for further research and provide a firm foundation for developing your career in Education and ICT.
You can ask past students about their experience with the course through the ETS Facebook pages. Get in touch with students from your own country and get first hand impressions about Bristol and the course!
You can also see some students' comments below. You can read what past ETS students are currently doing and how the course influenced their professional development on our Student page.
'I was able to expand my knowledge as a teacher, and given motivation to attend PhD programme.'
'It enhanced my learning with technologies. My dissertation enabled me to become familiar with the technological realities of my country, which will help me contribute to my country. My research enabled me to connect the theory with practice.'
'In the ICT and Society unit I've learnt much about social aspects of ICT, which might be helpful for me to give students a wider and more comprehensive perspective about ICT and the information society.'
'ICT and Society encouraged me to think about some of the approaches I take to my teaching and the context in which I apply them. It was very interesting to discuss some of the influences on policy, which have a big impact on my job.'
'I found useful the presentations that each group had to make every week. They were relevant with the unit and interesting. Additionally, by engaging myself in a presentation, I had to research the topic by myself and that contributed to learn more things about that specific issue.'
'The topic is interesting, it offers new perspectives to examine the technology issues. And the questions tutors asked are inspiring!'
'Before I came here, I was a little girl in the university, no big thoughts. Here, I met so many professional teachers and students. We share information and cultures. That's very helpful.'
'The content of the unit helped me to understand how the use of the ICT tools contributes to enhance teaching and learning. I am a teacher for primary school and I believe that it is important for teachers to use these tools in an appropriate way. Moreover, the assignment that I had done was very helpful for my future career. I focused on the use of the Interactive Whiteboard and I believe that I learned many things regarding the use and the affordances of this ICT tool.'
'I think I am now more confident in talking and making decision in teaching and learning issues especially in the area of using ICT.'
'The content of the unit Teaching and Learning with ICT1 enabled me to connect theory with practise. More precisely, I am currently able to embed some ICT tools into my teaching, since I am aware of their both theoretical and practical aspect.'
'The unit Communication, Representation and ICT helped me to understand the role of the ICT within communication and representation in educational settings. I am teacher for primary school and I believe that it is important for teachers to understand the role of representation. Also I coped with a wide range of digital and multimodal texts, which I will use in the future as a teacher to support teaching.'
'I really enjoyed this unit. (DDL). It was the only practical unit I was taught during the autumn term and I found it very interesting to learn how a design process can be developed for learning purposes.'
'The design process inspires me in many aspects. For example, the perspective of involving users' opinions can help me evaluate my teaching and correct it.'