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E-learning Design and Development (MA)

  • Course Code

    CR_HELDE_9

  • Field of Study

    Design Communication,Multimedia,Education

  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    MA

  • Type of Study:

    Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    19th December 2016

Full-time course duration:

ONLINE: 2 Semesters (January to September)

Admission Requirements:

Direct entrants to this 60 credit award would typically require a Level 8 qualification in fields such as multimedia, digital media, media applications or a relevant area of design. Applicants without such qualifications will also be considered if they can show an equivalent level of learning gained through practice or any other means (see CIT’s policy for Recognition of Prior Learning)

Level 8 graduates with qualifications in other fields are invited to undertake an initial 30 credit Certificate in Digital Media Design and Development. Please see course/CRHDMTE8 for more information. 

In all cases final admission to the course will be on the basis of interview.

If you are interested in making an application for the programme but are not sure if your qualifications are sufficient please make contact with the course co-ordinator or head of department.

Department(s)

Media Communications

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Overview


E-learning as a field of study, as an approach to teaching and learning and as an industry has evolved considerably over the last decade and a half. Governments and policy makers have made e-learning a central imperative of their political educational rhetoric and provide substantial funding initiatives to support its development and mainstreaming. Related policies and requirements with regard to lifelong learning, the knowledge-based economy, work-based learning and globalisation combine with the benefits of e-learning as a delivery and support tool to make e-learning one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the worldwide education and training and digital media industries.

Programme Aim and Orientation: In the above context the programme seeks to produce developers of cutting edge, educationally effective e-learning solutions. Our graduates, subsequently, will go on to work as designers and developers either directly as part of the burgeoning e-learning sector or in support of in-house e-learning and learning technology departments which are becoming mainstream in a number of other areas and industries. The programme is a Master of Arts and, as such, reflects a special orientation towards, variously, creativity, culture and design, rather than technology per se.

Programme Delivery

The programme is delivered entirely online using many of the same e-learning tools and technologies which also form the course curriculum. All registered students are also, uniquely, given access to a virtualised desktop which provides all their multimedia software and remote storage requirements for the duration of the course. This means the programme may appeal to those who, for whatever reasons, cannot commit to attending regular face-to-face lectures and labs or who simply find the flexibility and convenience of studying at a distance attractive.

All modules are 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted. The programme is delivered entirely online using many of the same e-learning tools and technologies which also form the course curriculum. All registered students are also, uniquely, given access to a virtualised desktop which provides all their multimedia software and remote storage requirements for the duration of the course. This means the programme may appeal to those who, for whatever reasons, cannot commit to attending regular face-to-face lectures and labs or who simply find the flexibility and convenience of studying at a distance attractive.

SEMESTER 1
E-Learning Instructional Design
Education Research & Proposal (10 ECTS)
New Media Workplace
Narrative & Games for Learning
E-Learning Authoring

SEMESTER 2
E-learning Thesis (20 ECTS)
E-learning Project (10 ECTS)


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  • Course will commence in January 2016. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 14th December 2015.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
Full-time applicants:
Part-time applicants*:

 

*Please note choice of modules for those taking the programme on a part-time basis will be stipulated by the course co-ordinator. Please make contact for further details.

Course Coordinator: Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin
gearoid.osuilleabhain@cit.ie
T: +353 21 433 5933

Rose McGrath, Head of Department of Media Communications
rose.mcgrath@cit.ie
T: +353 21 433 5812