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MSc Instructional Design and Technology
In our increasingly technology-driven educational landscape it is imperative that 21st century teachers upgrade their skills and become proficient in the use of technology in the classroom in order to effectively facilitate the teaching/learning process. Educators and other professionals must therefore re-tool urgently to be able to design, deliver and manage learning environments both face-to-face and online.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (MSc ITD) is geared towards preparing educators, trainers, curriculum development professionals, instructional designers, multimedia specialists, human resource development professionals, among others, to:
WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR
The programme targets persons who are engaged in the design, development, delivery, evaluation and management of educational and instructional programmes delivered or supported by a variety of instructional technologies. This would include Internet-based instructional, video- and tele-conferencing tools, as well as other emerging technologies that have the potential to support instruction and learning. Targetted persons include:
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE & CONTENT
The MSc IDT is a forty-five (45) credit programme which comprises the following courses:
1. Eleven (11) core courses in instructional design and technology
2. Research Methods
3. Design Project
DURATION AND AWARD OF PROGRAMME
The programme will be offered over thirty (30) months. However, students will have the option of exiting upon successful completion of the first six courses, and will be eligible for the award of the postgraduate Diploma in Instructional Design.
An undergraduate degree (at least a Lower Second Class or its equivalent) from an approved tertiary institution
Holders of the postgraduate Diploma in Instructional Design may transition into the programme as per Board for Graduate Studies and Research Regulations.
The programme is delivered fully online.
All new graduate students are required to do the Graduate Introduction to Online Learning before starting the programme.
HOW MUCH WILL THE PROGRAMME COST?
Information on the tuition structure for UWI Open Campus graduate programmes can be viewed at the website below:
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the programme will be accepted online
Applicants must download two (2) Referee Report forms from the Document Library. These forms must be completed and submitted under confidential cover before the application can be considered
WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD I SUBMIT?
1. A brief statement outlining your interest in the programme
Include any relevant work experience, as well as employer contact information.
2. Two (2) referee reports
Two (2) academic referees are preferred but one (1) academic referee and one (1) work referee may be accepted. These reports must be submitted under confidential cover by the referees directly to the UWI Open Campus at the address below.
3. Signed copy of Declaration Page (required for all online applications)
Please note that this document will only be accessible after you have selected the "Application is Complete" button.
4. Birth Certificate (not required from UWI graduates)
5. Marriage Certificate (where applicable)
6. Legal Affidavit or Deed Poll if your present name is different from that on the Birth Certificate
7. Professional Certificates/Diplomas obtained from institutions other than UWI
8. Official Transcripts (for non-UWI graduates )
Please note that these must be sent directly from the granting institution to the UWI Open Campus at the address below.Transcripts and Referee Reports must be sent directly to the University. However, all other documents should be submitted through an Open Campus Country site. Applicants are requested to take the originals to the nearest site where they will be copied, certified, scanned, and then forwarded to the Assistant Registrar.
The University of the West Indies
Fax: (868) 663-4919