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Educational Technologies


Admission requirements

Assumed/Recommended prior knowledge



The course will introduce basic principles and theories of human learning. It will teach you how to design a conceptual model combining variables of human learning, variations of media/ict design and also how to measure effects and learning outcomes. Furthermore, it will demonstrate the current approaches in Learning Analytics, Mobile Learning, Game-based Learning, Gamification of Learning, AI in Education, and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Learning.

Course objectives

The course will enable you to classify, understand, design and implement the core functionalities and systems for supporting human learning processes. As well current practices implemented as also approaches for technology enhanced learning currently researched will be presented. You will learn how educational technologies provide human learning process support, implement guidance and recommendation, create personalised learning support, as also give real-time feedback and support reflection of learners. In the final project you will identify a problem, design a solution based on the presented approaches and implement your own educational technology solution.


The most recent timetable can be found at the Computer Science (MSc) student website.

You will find the timetables for all courses and degree programmes of Leiden University in the tool MyTimetable (login). Any teaching activities that you have sucessfully registered for in MyStudyMap will automatically be displayed in MyTimeTable. Any timetables that you add manually, will be saved and automatically displayed the next time you sign in.

MyTimetable allows you to integrate your timetable with your calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and other calendar apps on your smartphone. Any timetable changes will be automatically synced with your calendar. If you wish, you can also receive an email notification of the change. You can turn notifications on in ‘Settings’ (after login).

For more information, watch the video or go the the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Please note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.

Mode of instruction

Lectures with Lab and final Project.

Assessment method

Weekly assignments (short reflection assignments) and project presentation and report.

Reading list


From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudyMap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to both preregister and confirm your participation for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course. Confirming your exam participation is possible until ten days before the exam.

Extensive FAQ's on MyStudymap can be found here.


Marcus Specht