This MEd in eLearning by research is directed towards teaching professionals who intend to augment their careers in education and training with digitally mediated learning insights and related theoretical growth.
As a postgraduate programme, it is directed towards mature learners capable of working on their own initiative to do research and embrace aspects in the emerging field of digital technology use in formal educational contexts. Thus, selected students, under the constant supervision of an expert supervisor in the field of eLearning, will learn to facilitate their learning through face-to-face and remote learning platforms in various chosen dimensions of technology implementation. Subsequently, and with a certain degree of initiative and flexibility, they will learn to merge current teaching practices with theoretical, critical and ultimately practical skills within the diverse and evolving landscape of digitally mediated teaching and learning.
The combination of experiential maturity, insights gained within latent, working knowledge and the reflection towards digital technology employment will give rise to a more authentic learning experience. This will ultimately lead to enhanced contextualisation and a timely merger of an immersed self-learned technology enhanced theory in the contemporary school and classroom reality.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
(a) a degree in Education with at least Second Class Honours from this University or a degree from another university recognised as equivalent for the purpose together with a minimum of one year’s teaching experience or
(b) any other degree with at least Second Class Honours together with a recognised teaching or education qualification and a minimum of one year’s teaching experience or
(c) a degree in Education or a Teacher’s Certificate together with at least five years’ teaching experience and other suitable qualifications obtained following the degree or after the Teacher’s Certificate or
(d) any first cycle degree with either a recognised teaching qualification or a Diploma in Education together with five years’ experience in an education setting.
Depending on the availability of resources, the Board shall determine the number of applicants that may be allowed to register. The Board shall announce the areas of study, the number of available places, and the criteria for selection of applicants at the time of the call for applications.
The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 3 students.
Applicants for registration under paragraphs (c) or (d) shall be required to attend an interview during which they shall be requested to provide evidence of prior experiential learning and to demonstrate that they are capable of completing the Course and may be required to complete a preparatory programme.
The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 credits and not more than 60 credits are assigned as directed by the Board, obtained with an average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration to the Course.
Preparatory programmes shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.
For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.
Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 3,900 Fee per semester: Eur 650
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800 Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
Prospective students will come to recognise, understand and acknowledge the importance of a relational continuum between the classroom needs and independent study traits that will ultimately reflect on decisions that actively converge on the use of digital resources to understand better core 21st century skills.
Through their studies participants will develop and nurture skills that will enable them to administer and translate digitally mediated activities into 21st century skills. These will include networking, creativity, communication and collaboration which eventually will serve as modes through which teaching will be mediated in the classroom reality. They will learn to locate, distinguish and discriminate between pitfalls and various issues where technology enhanced learning can be of benefit. Therefore, they will be capable to operate towards the systematic prescription and practice of the right form of digitally enabled solutions towards the enhancement of traditional learning modalities.
Subsequently, reminiscent of a living knowledge-based society, prospective candidates will ultimately create a better learning experience for their digitally literate students at school.
This Masters is therefore directed but not limited towards teaching practitioners who wish to enhance their know-how in inclusion of technologies for teaching and learning and technology mediation for lifelong learning programmes. Subsequently it is envisaged that they will earn further insights and skills in developing stimulating digitally enhanced learning scenarios for the millennials that today are tech savvy, already mediating their lives and private learning through digital technologies and applications and populating classes and soon work places.
While intrinsically directed towards enhancing teaching it is not limited to teachers but anyone in the education sector inclined to mediate and manage teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies. There are many opportunities within the rapidly growing e-Learning industry within various work sectors where the training of staff and e- Learning design is integral for the upkeep of various enterprises. Therefore, typical roles other than teaching may include, Heads of Schools and Administrators, Human Resources, Project Management, Instructional Designers and Learning Technologists.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1 and click here for entry points.
Last Updated: 23 July 2020
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