Technologies of Learning and Communication (18 months, Master of Arts)

Description

The Master of Arts program in ‘Technologies of Learning and Communication’ is geared to prepare educators and administrators in the field to acquire expert knowledge and training in new technologies in Learning and Communication. It seeks to nurture the skills and in depth understanding of this fast changing field to allow candidates to explore and implement contemporary learning methods, tools and contexts and promote the utilization of new technologies in teaching and learning. 

Employment Opportunities

Educators and Administrators will be able to employ their new skills and expertise in the context of public and private education and/or undertake further research in the field. 

Program Outline



All students pursuing the Master degree in “Education Sciences: Technologies of Learning and Communication (Educational Technology)” must complete the following requirements:



Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
Core Courses 3 10
Core Concentration Courses:Technologies of Learning and Communication 15 40
Major Concentration Electives: Technologies of Learning and Communication 6 20
Master Thesis 6 20
Total Requirements 30 90


Core Courses 3 Credits 10 ECTS
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG656 Educational research methodology 3 10


Core Concentration Courses:Technologies of Learning and Communication 15 Credits 40 ECTS
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDT664 New technologies of Learning & Communication: Theoretical and Practical Foundations 4 10
EDT665 Internet, E-learning and Distance Education 4 10
EDT666 Educational and Human-Centric Design: Models & Principles 4 10
EDT667 Applications of New Technologies in Educational Process 3 10


Major Concentration Electives: Technologies of Learning and Communication 6 Credits 20 ECTS

Selection of two (2) courses

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDT668 Utilisation of Mobile Devices in Learning and Teaching 3 10
EDT669 Design of Educational Multimedia 3 10
N/A Elective course from the available Elective courses from another relevant master program (distance)* 3 10


Master Thesis 6 Credits 20 ECTS

Master thesis or selection of two (2) courses

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDΤ695 Master Thesis 6 20
Selection of two courses 6 20

Selection of one (1) Research course and one (1) course from the Specialization Elective courses of any relevant master degree. (distance)

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG683 Quantitative Research Methods for Education Sciences or 3 10
EDG684 Qualitative Research Methods for Education Sciences 3 10
N/A Elective course from the available Elective courses from another relevant master program (distance)* 3 10



For the successful completion of the master program and the awarding of the postgraduate title is expected from the student that s/he will complete the program’s requirements as shown above (total 30 credits, 90 ECTS) and have an average (G.P.A) 2.5. or more according to the University regulations.

*Overall only one (1) course such as this may be selected by the student throughout the completion of the program requirements.

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

The program aims to:

  • Provide theoretical and practical foundations regarding the application of new technologies in the educational process, as a contemporary evolution of education sciences.
  • Promote critical thinking in relation to the role of technology in teaching, learning and communication.
  • Foster teachers’ potential for expanding their horizons to contemporary theoretical and practical approaches of technology in communication and learning.
  • Modernise and upgrade the pedagogical field, strengthening the human resources of teaching personnel in issues concerning research and application of new technologies within a broader learning environment (and not only in the narrow confines of the school classroom) at a time of ongoing developments in information and communication technologies.
Specific Objectives

The course aims at the following:

  • The provision of a strong theoretical background for utilising new technologies into formulating a contemporary learning environment.
  • The development of research skills for studying and improving pedagogical practices with the utilisation of new technologies within the process of learning and communication.
  • The deeper understanding of basic and contemporary concepts regarding New Technologies of Learning and Communication and their integration into the learning process.
  • The development of optimal practices in utilising the New Technologies of Learning and Communication, through courses that at the same time develop the theoretical background, teaching methodology with the use of technology, but also the design of technological applications that promote learning and interaction in the wider learning environment.
  • The development of skills regarding the educational design of multifaceted and online applications of learning and communication.
  • The familiarization of students with a wide range of contemporary application and technology tools for designing and developing an interactive learning and communication environment.
  • The cultivation of attitudes and skills regarding the role of technology in promoting equality and social justice for realising inclusive education.
  • The provision of a strong academic background to students who wish to continue their studies on a doctoral level concerning New Technologies of Learning and Communication.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, students are expected to be able to:

  • Identify, study and critically analyse literature relevant to the course through research studies and other scientific sources.
  • Design, complete and present small- or large-scale educational research.
  • Analyse and evaluate research studies that adopt quantitative or/and qualitative approaches especially in the field of new technologies in learning and communication.
  • Analyse and explain the relation among theories of learning with the application of new technologies in learning and communication, and the development of a contemporary learning environment.
  • Explain the basic concepts of the new technologies of learning and communication and their connection/relation with contemporary evolutions as well as with the historical evolution of technology within the educational context.
  • Discuss contemporary applications of new technologies in learning and communication, in the school classroom environment but also in alternative and varied learning environments (e.g. distance education, educational programs in other organisations, virtual environments etc.) and the affordances/advantages of these applications.
  • Analyse basic theoretical, social, pedagogical and technological principles of integrating new technologies in the learning process, and promoting interaction.
  • Analyse the basic stages and elements of the educational human centric design with the utilisation of technology.
  • Design a learning process with the integration of new technologies of learning and communication.
  • Integrate applications of new technologies in a learning environment within and outside of the real classroom.
  • Design interactive multimodal or/and online educational applications.
  • Evaluate critically based on pedagogical, design and technical criteria different educational tools through technological resources in relation to their utilisation in the learning process.
  • Analyse and evaluate the utilization of technological tools as a means of promoting social justice, accessibility and equity in learning and communication of all groups of students, regardless of capabilities, disability status, gender, cultural identity, and age.
  • Discuss and implement measures to address the potential risks and difficulties in the use of contemporary technologies (such as social networks, Web 2.0, simulations, virtual reality, etc.) by young students.

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