Educational Assistive Technology (part time) MSc

School of Science and Engineering

Learn how to implement and support the use of technology to enhance the learning experience of individuals facing barriers to their education due to a disability

Date of entry

January 2021

Start date

January 2021

Duration

24 months

Study mode

Part Time

Location

Dundee City Campus

Also available: Educational Assistive Technology MSc

Assistive Technology (AT) supports students with a broad range of learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These range from high incidence, lower impact disabilities (for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia) through to low incidence, higher impact disabilities (for example, cerebral palsy, autism). 

This course has been developed to address a global need for the professionalisation of the ‘Assistive Technologist’ role within all levels of education provision.

You will qualify as an Educational Assistive Technologist (EduAT). You will learn about:

  • the role tasks and responsibilities of the Educational Assistive Technologist 
  • Assistive Technology (AT) solutions
  • assessment for AT
  • AT in educational programmes
  • specialist and mainstream AT solutions 
  • AT partner relationships
  • models of disability
  • therapeutic considerations of disability and the learning environment 
  • teaching practice

This course is primarily for teachers, therapists and technologists who are seeking to develop and enhance their ability to support learners who require AT. It will equip you with the skills, knowledge and working methodology needed to practise as an educational assistive technologist.

We have an international reputation for accessibility and the development of digital assistive technology. You will interact with expert users of AT within our unique User Centre. We also have links with learning environments across the UK and will help you to find suitable situations for practical work. 

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