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Programme:

Application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Teaching

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Contemporary Sciences and Technologies
Academic year: 2014 / 2015
Title: Master of Computer Sciences - Module: Application of ICT in Teaching
ECTS: 120 (2 years) Accrediation

Studies of the second cycle in Applied ICT in Education – 120 ECTS represents a cohesive study program aimed in improving the knowledge, skills and professional development of teachers and others in the state of the art approaches in obtaining new knowledge. These master studies are focused in effective use of technology in education and teaching. During these studies students will gain knowledge in how to design programs based on technology, using information technologies in preparation of lectures and lecturing, using and developing new platforms of learning. Creation of digital education content, e-learning, education software, multimedia projects in teaching. It ensures professional development of teachers and other interested in educational studies. The studies are based on the state of the art research and practices in e-learning and improving teaching through ICT. It develops practical skills and analytical understanding of ICT and eLearning and its role in professional practice.

Students who will finish this master will be able to:
- implement the ICT in process of teaching and evaluation - control;
- design modern courses;
- designing courses for students with special need;
- monitoring and understanding of trends in ICT development and its application in modern teaching.

Knowledge and understanding

- Ability to develop and apply original and creative IT ideas with the purpose of securing quality in education
- Ability to apply IT skills and knowledge and demonstration of special competencies of computer science and informatics with the purpose of organizing interactive teaching in education
- Knowledge and understanding from the fields of computer science, engineering and informatics (programming, web technologies, databases, basic networking, computer and information systems and multimedia).
- Knowledge of one or more subject fields which can qualify the student as an expert in applying knowledge in a given field.

Applying knowledge and understanding

- Ability to critically, independently and creatively solve problems in new fields or environments for which there has not been much experience in education. Planning, leading and evaluating independent research in the domain of education but also creation and implementation of appropriate interactive multimedia materials, learning tools and online testing through games;
- Creativity and originality in interpreting the knowledge from informatics through solving problems connected to goals and materials from the field they teach.

Making judgement

- Ability for a creative integration and synthesis of knowledge from many fields in education, as well as administration of the educational process and evaluation of students with the help of IT tools designed for a particular problem. Creation of educative processes with the help of computer tools and techniques;
- Ability to deal with complex situations connected to specific educative processes introduced in real time in education;
- Ability to identify appropriate instances in education and to appropriately asses in situation lacking complete information or data based on personal, social and ethical principles and responsibilities connected to the application of knowledge and understanding.

Communication skills

- Ability to exchange conclusions and proposals with argumentation and rational arguing of the same, both with experts as well as with people without expertise, clearly and unambiguously;
- Undertaking considerable responsibility for joint results;
- Leading and initiating activities.

Learning skills

- Ability to identify personal needs and directions for individual and autonomous further personal education and its independent and autonomous application in the general fields of informatics;
- Ability to undertake personal responsibility for personal continuous education in the specialized business in the field of informatics and networked economy;
- Ability to undertake responsibility for further professional development and sophistication.

Semester 1

  • [MAICTT-101] [6 ECTS] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    Goals of the study programme: - To demonstrate knowledge, skills and concepts connected to technology and computer;s - To use current and new technologies in improving and integrating education for instruction, knowledge and learning; - To identify and evaluate / review the suitability of computer software in education as well as the suitability and adaptability of students with special needs; - To identify and use suitable / appropriate internet sites and resources to improve the education and learning; - To demonstrate the usage of computers for developing teaching material and using children software to support and improve the learning for students of all ages; - To select suitable technological tools in learning, teaching, grading and evaluation; - To develop activities through development domains which incorporate the usage of technology and to secure adaptation for all students.
  • [MAICTT-102] [6 ECTS] Computer Systems
    Upon completing this course, students should: - Understand the basics of computer systems and their organization; - Know how to integrate various numeric systems; - To understand Boolean algebra and its application; - To understand the principles of computer architecture; - To differentiate between different operating systems and their application; - To understand the basics of computer networks.
  • [EMAICTT-303] [6 ECTS] Learning and Teaching with ICT
    This course aims to present the state of the art events in various actual topics from the field of ICT. Through series of seminars and lectures presented by experts from the industry and academy of the field, students will be aware of contemporary questions, problems, solutions and consequences of ICT. Upon concluding with this course students should be able to: - Evaluate relevant research literature and conduct research in the field of ICT; - Prove comprehensive theoretical and conceptual knowledge in the application of ICT in education; - Solve specific problems through ICT.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMAICTT-101] Work with Talented Students
    • [EMAICTT-102] Application of Mobile Technologies and Social Networks in Learning
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-301] Mathematics
    • [EMAICTT-302] Applied Statistics
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights

Semester 2

  • [MAICTT-201] [6 ECTS] Software for Educational Purposes
    Objectives of the curriculum: - The definition of educational software, the importance of using various software in the educational process, its usage, evaluation of the benefits of the use of educational software; - Presentation of various educational software, both free and commercial; - Use of educational software for learning a subject (e.g., subjects of science, language, etc.) - Principles for design and engineering of educational software.
  • [MAICTT-202] [6 ECTS] Assistive Technologies for Students with Specific Needs
    The aim of the course is to help students learn the technology for easing the education of children with special needs. This course covers information about the use of technology for many types of handicap, such as blindness, deafness, students with motor obstacles, etc. The course covers a broad overview of the use of contemporary technology and online resources which could be used to help students in their everyday tasks envisioned with the teaching plan.
  • [MAICTT-203] [6 ECTS] Multimedia in Education
    Goals of the study programme: - To enable students to acquire basic knowledge and skills in the multimedia area; - To enable students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of multimedia, and to implement these same techniques and methodologies in their classes; - To enable students to broaden and deepen the general knowledge of multimedia concepts (text, image, audio and video) and use them in designing the learning process; - To enable students to work on projects, individual or group, who by nature, may be scientific - research projects, development projects or internship.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMAICTT-101] Work with Talented Students
    • [EMAICTT-102] Application of Mobile Technologies and Social Networks in Learning
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-301] Mathematics
    • [EMAICTT-302] Applied Statistics
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights

Semester 3

  • [MAICTT-103] [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to research methodologies, the basic research theories and protocols, and writing research proposals. Students in this course will learn about the cyclical nature of applied research and the iterative process of research writing. The course teaches students how to identify the subject of study, formulate questions, organize a literature review, and select appropriate research projects and methodologies. By the end of the course, students will complete a proposal that includes an introduction, a statement of the problem (the meaning of the study), literature review, methodology section, references, and schedule of the project.
  • [MAICTT-301] [6 ECTS] Introduction to Database Systems
    Goals of the study programme: - Present the conceptual model and the model based on entities and relations, conceptual modelling, ER diagram; - Presentation of the relational model; - Introduction to SQL language; - Normalization of database schema; - Introduction to database management systems, the tools for defining, using and maintaining databases, as well as the tools for creating forms and reports.
  • [MAICTT-302] [6 ECTS] Professional Ethics of Information Technologies
    The course provides an introduction to ethical and moral values in general, and use of information Technologies, in particular. Also the course is an introduction to the design and implementation of IT professional codes of ethics in public and private institutions. It analyzes and discusses ethical dilemmas in professional use of information technologies. Through concrete examples it covers all areas of study related to ethics when using information technologies.
  • [MAICTT-303] [6 ECTS] E-learning 2.0 – Theory and Practice
    As part of this course, students will - Gain knowledge of designing a modern, technology-based teaching and learning study programs. - Develop the skills related to the potential for designing lectures through specific technology-based tools; - Gain knowledge of modern, technology-based learning tools including PC, multimedia technologies, and communication technologies, and how they can be used to enhance learning; - Gain knowledge of how different technology-based lecture designs can enhance learning. - Develop a plan for design and development of a module for e-learning.; - Identify the characteristics of the model for e-learning; - Will conduct lecture analysis; - Integrate strategies for learning and teaching in planning the design and development of the module.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMAICTT-101] Work with Talented Students
    • [EMAICTT-102] Application of Mobile Technologies and Social Networks in Learning
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-301] Mathematics
    • [EMAICTT-302] Applied Statistics
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments

Semester 4

  • [CST-THESIS-120] [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their skills and knowledge to research and make more complex task of the master thesis. The module is designed to be fully practical and students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to approach writing the thesis. The module has unique return result-to enable students to write the master thesis with minimal difficulties, and with maximum efficiency. The course aims to improve research techniques and style of writing paper, taking account to stop illegal means, such as plagiarism and infringement of copyright, which are prohibited by the Statute of SEEU.
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