The Master of Science in Virtual Education program, under the administrative responsibility of the School of Education, is designed to offer a comprehensive theoretical background in issues relevant to education and promote the development of practical technical skills that could be used to meet the challenges presented by the evolving distance teaching-learning world. Students will embrace the appropriate use of technology as a learning tool and actively work to shape its use for enhancing educational opportunities and performance. Emphasis is placed on improving students’ knowledge and skills in virtual education, instructional media, instructional design, virtual learning platforms, and cloud learning environments among other virtual learning tools.
The program focuses on the role of new technologies in developing and revolutionizing virtual educational theory and practice globally in the 21st century. Students will learn how to build websites and construct online assessments, how to formulate an institutional strategy for e-learning, and how to nurture online study skills in students. They will also get the opportunity to investigate a range of conceptual issues. For example, how the digital environment changes the way we construct knowledge, the politics of e-learning and the digital era, and the ways in which video-gaming might affect post-school education and training.
After completing the Master’s, you will be able to:
- Present information in a versatile way that facilitates student progress and assessment.
- Explore the latest trends and e-learning tools.
- Explore all the features of cloud platforms, infrastructure, services, applications and security.
- Learn to foster online study skills in students.