Master in Technology-Enhanced Learning

Master in Technology-Enhanced Learning

Course information

Course title Master in Technology-Enhanced Learning
Course code PMTELPEB8
Postnominal MiTEL(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening Blended
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Philip Bonanno
Delivered by Faculty of Education
The MiTEL programme is aimed at people who intend to become researchers in the field of TEL, teachers, trainers, lecturers, e-learning specialists and co-ordinators.

Integrating theoretical, applied and research components, the course provides participants with a rationale for the use of digital technologies in professional development and practice. They will explore and work with emerging technologies and related pedagogies to experience and subsequently design different modes of learning through technology applied to formal and informal educational contexts. Taught units in research methods will guide and support participants in writing a research-based dissertation about a theme related to any aspect of TEL or professional practice using digital tools and/or resources.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) a degree in Education from this University or a degree from another university recognized as equivalent for the purpose or

(b) any other degree together with a recognized teaching qualification or

(c) any other recognised teaching qualification together with at least five years' teaching experience.

Applicants should be in possession of the ECDL or a recognised Teacher's Certificate in ICT prior to commencement of the Course.

Preference will be given to applicants who are currently working as teachers in the primary or secondary sector.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 10 students.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, applicants shall be invited for an interview. The criteria for the selection process are:

(a) qualifications as identified in the above paragraphs
(b) professional aptitude and disposition
(c) relevant work experience and
(d) performance during the interview.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 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.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
Students who successfully complete the course should:

- envision the role of digital technologies in transforming the teaching – learning process
- differentiate between the various dimensions of Technology-Enhanced Learning, mainly digital tools and environments, Pedagogy, Learning Design, Management of Technology-related Innovation, eLearning policies and strategies.
- identify theories and models of learning and their implications for technology enhanced learning
- familiarise themselves with current national and European ICT and eLearning policies and strategies
- identify, manage and evaluate the learning processes underlying different categories of digital technologies
- apply different pedagogical models to enhance current teaching-learning practices
- develop and manage innovative learning scenarios
- promote a ‘learning by designing’ approach
- familiarise oneself with main areas and themes of Instructional Psychology
- recognise the key Philosophical, Sociological and Ethical principles related to TEL
- acquire a repertoire of ICT strategies to support learners in overcoming barriers in using technology for learning
- design technology-enhanced learning experiences and resources
- plan, manage, record and evaluate TEL by using ePortfolios
- integrate diverse digital technologies in the classroom
- develop and work within a network of learning communities
- develop and promote an eLearning policy for the school/educational institution
- organise and manage ICT-related initiatives in Continuous Professional Development
- promote leadership skills to manage and sustain educational innovation
- mentor and support others in the use of TEL
- provide customised learning/training solutions in TEL
Teachers holding a professional teaching qualification and basic certification in ICT.
Teachers holding a MiTEL will have the necessary knowledge and skills to act as ICT-support teachers, be involved in the formulation and implementation of eLearning policies, develop, manage and evaluate training and CPD initiatives in eLearning.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 24 January 2020

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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