Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education)

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Become an expert in digital education

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Digital Education) will give you knowledge of digital technologies to take your career to the next level, whatever your field.

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What is it like?

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) provides a specialist qualification for educational professionals interested in the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning. It’s relevant in a variety of contexts including early childhood centres, schools, vocational education, higher education, business, community organisations, hospitals, libraries e-learning consultancy organisations and lifelong learning.

The programme emphasises the relationship between principles of good education and use of digital technologies as tools to promote learning.

Study that fits with your lifestyle

Programme delivery is almost exclusively online, and uses a range of contemporary digital technology tools including wikis, blogs, e-portfolios, social media, multimedia, web conferencing, open educational resources, mobile apps and the Massey Stream on-line learning environment. You have a choice of two pathways: the coursework pathway has extensive practical work, while the academic pathway is research-based.

You will be encouraged to:

  • Analyse and critique the theory and practice of digital education
  • Explore and participate in a wide range of research in this area
  • Develop the confidence and flexibility to use your growing digital education expertise and provide leadership in your professional role.

Why study with us?

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) is suitable for professional educators who want to enhance their skills with digital technologies. It is also suitable for those in academic and professional development, instructional design, online development and teaching, or leadership in technology-related education initiatives.
  • The learning has a real connection between research, practice and skills.
  • Topics are current and on-trend.
  • You become immersed in a rich e-learning community and can share your knowledge and research.
  • Our highly qualified experts are supportive, positive and willing to engage.
  • Massey University has extensive experience offering online, blended and distance qualifications.

A good fit if you:

  • Are passionate about digital education
  • Want to enhance your digital technologies skills


Where will your skills take you with Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education)?

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) can lead to numerous career opportunities, professionally and in voluntary positions in the community. Your e-learning skills and teaching knowledge will always be in demand.

Graduates find work or enhance their careers in many educational areas such as:

  • Teaching
  • Academic and professional development
  • Learning and instructional design
  • Project management and leadership in digital technology-related educational initiatives
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • E-learning consultancy
  • Research and policy development

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