The EUCLID Master's in Instructional Design ( Open and Distance Education ) is a unique program in the sense that it is actually offered by an intergovernmental organization with a university charter and specialized in open / distance learning.
The purpose of this program is to prepare expert leaders in the ever-expanding field of open and online learning. Such expertise covers: - curriculum design - learning psychology - MOOCs and LMS platforms - relevant technologies (social media, Skype, etc) - project management - case studies, etc. This program was primarily designed to train government staff having an interest in this field, but also to prepare general public students for careers with universities, government agencies, international organizations, etc.
Applicants must have Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent. Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Bachelor’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
This program is offered on an asynchronous—open enrollment basis with occasional sequencing in cohort groups. Since it is a graduate program, it emphasizes the ability to express logical, respectful and persuasive arguments by means of publishable academic papers. In particular, the ability to write creative, constructive, respectful and professional, journal-grade papers is one of the essential objectives of the program. The curriculum also calls for the ability to present an oral report (webcast), delivered to the course tutor in MP3 or WMV format.
The EUCLID MIRD Course Sequence (including optional courses) includes the following:
- Academic and Business Writing + Speaking (LIT-101M) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
- Argumentation and Critical Thinking (TPH-499) (2 UCH/3 ECTS)
- 1. LMS platforms (Moodle, Blackboard, etc)
- 2. E-learning tools (iSpring, Captivate, Articulate, Wirecast)
- 3. Quality Assurance in ODL
- 4. Curriculum Development in ODL
- 5. Learning Through Technology (Primary and Secondary Education / K-12)
- 6. Instructional Design for E-Learning
- 7. The Future Of Higher Education
- 8. MOOCs and Open Educational Resources
- Projects / Master’s Thesis (DIP-606) (6 UCH / 9 ECTS)
The minimum credit value for the completed EUCLID Master’s is 40 UCH / 60 ECTS.
EUCLID has ongoing enrollment (intake) for this program. It is acceptable to apply several months in advance but it is recommended to apply 60-40 days in advance. General public slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.