ICT-BASED EDUCATIONAL DESIGN

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.

The MA (Ed) programme in ICT-based educational design aims to provide students with learning outcomes in the form of knowledge and understanding, professional competences and practical competences in relation to IT support of communication, knowledge sharing and cooperation in organisations.

Graduates will have a broad knowledge of historical, national, European and international theories, research methods, empirically based knowledge and problems in relation to ICT-based educational design.

Through the programme, students will acquire professional competences enabling them to:

  • Identify, formulate, analyse and assess the potential for learning and suitability of technologies based on central theories, theory of knowledge positions as well as research methods and empirically based knowledge of the field of ICT-based education/Didaktik.
  • Assess different methods with the aim of analysing professional solutions in relation to ICT-based educational problems independently and appropriately.
  • Analyse and on a theoretical basis develop, plan, carry out and evaluate ICT-based educational design of specific courses and/or learning support in teaching contexts or in relation to communication, knowledge sharing and cooperation in organisations.
  • Evaluate and assess ICT-based educational design ? also through theoretical analysis of own practice.
  • Participate in research cooperation.

Admission requirements

The entry requirement for students enrolling in the Master of Arts (Education) in ICT-based Educational Design is one of the following educations:

  • A Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies, A Bachelor’s degree in IT for the humanities, Educational Science or Education
  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Social Sciences with electives in IT and/or modules in Education of at least 45 ECTS credits
  • BSc in Education
  • Bachelor in Social Education.

Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

The entry requirement for students enrolling in the supplementary programme in preparation for the Master of Arts (Education) in ICT-based Educational Design is one of the following educations:

  • Bachelor in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor in Nutrition and Health
  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor in Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Natural and Cultural Heritage Management
  • Bachelor in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor in sign language and mouth-handsystem interpretation
  • Design (undergraduate programme)
  • Medium-cycle higher education in physiotherapy, nutrition and health, education, physiotherapy, midwifery, social education, social work or nursing.

Selection criteria

As the Master’s degree programme in ICT-based educational design (due to government legislation) only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.

In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses each applicant on the basis of the average mark (i.e. GPA) of the Bachelor’s degree at the time of application. Marks/grades obtained after the application deadline will not be included in the GPA.

The admissions committee assesses each applicant’s marks on the basis of the information provided by diplomas and transcripts.

Programme structure

The Master’s degree programme is a research-based advanced studies programme with a standard length of 120 ECTS (2 years full-time study) and is planned as full-time education. The first three semesters is divided into modules some of which are obligatory, some of which are optional. In the fourth semester students write their Master's thesis.

The teaching is primarily web-based. This means that the teaching will be organized in a way that students who live far away from the University will also be able to follow the teaching. But this does not mean that you, as a student are left to yourself. Group and project work (facilitated both virtually as well as physically) will be included. During the course of the semester seminars, typically of 2 days’ duration, gathering the entire student team will supplement Internet-based teaching. Moreover, geographical study groups will be established to the extent that it is relevant.

Academic regulations

The modules are described in more detail in the academic regulations.

See a graphical presentation of the Master’s degree programme below.


 

Student life

 

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Career

Through the programme, students will acquire practical competences enabling them to

  • Identify problems in relation to ICT-based educational design in teaching contexts or in relation to communication, knowledge sharing and cooperation in the workplace.
  • Develop appropriate solutions in relation to ICT-based educational design and the use of ICT
  • Make decisions in relation to ICT-based educational design in teaching contexts and/or ICT-based support of communication, knowledge sharing and cooperation in organisations, and design, initiate, conduct and interpret studies that produce a sufficient basis for decision-making with regard to the choice of alternative technologies and/or alternative ICT-based educational design
  • Link research-based analyses of practice (teaching, learning, communication) to recommendations for the use of other technologies and/or other forms of ICT-based education/it-didaktik.

Students are qualified for work as, for example, teachers, educational planners or as resource people, (competence development) consultants or developers within the field of education and knowledge service, including publishers, competence development and human resource development in companies and organisations and as specialists in relation to IT support of communication, knowledge sharing and cooperation in organisations.

The programme may form the basis for the three-year research training programme leading to a PhD.

Career Guidance

Please contact the Student Counselling Office for advice about employment opportunities and the subject profile options of your degree programme.

You can read more about the career services that are available from Arts Karriere who provide information about employment opportunities as well as arranging various events and workshops.