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Programme:

Application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Teaching

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Contemporary Sciences and Technologies
Programme Code: N-MCSTAICTT120C
Academic year: 2019 / 2020
Title: Master in Informatics / Module: Application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Teaching
ECTS: 120 (2 years) Accrediation
Decision:

Application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Teaching  - 120 ECTS represents a cohesive study program aiming at 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 the process of teaching and evaluation - control;
- design modern courses;
- design courses for students with special needs;
- monitor and understand 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 situations 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-104] [6 ECTS] Learning Management Systems
    The course is aimed to introduce the Learning Management Systems (LMS) as the key tools that sustain the new educational approaches. Although these systems usually have their own specifics, yet from a broader point of view they do offer some similar functionality. These functionalities will be introduced and analyzed too. The aim of the course is also to build a broader overview on the LMS trends and needs. The course will cover also analysis of the LMS implementation in several HE institutions. The practical part of the course includes creation of a course using the LMS authoring tools and conducting an online module using built-in technologies.
  • [MICTT-105] [6 ECTS] E-Learning Design: Learning, Instructions and Assessment
    The course covers the methodology, skills, and techniques necessary for developing effective eLearning solutions. This course provides the foundation for instructional development. The main aims include: -Exploring current theories, principles, methodologies, and techniques of online learning -Creating interactive eLearning solutions that meet learners’ needs -Building strong knowledge and skills to design eLearning interactions that increase learning effectiveness.
  • [MAICTT-106] [6 ECTS] Data Analysis
    Goals of the study programme: - Presenting the conceptual model and the model based on entities and relations, conceptual modeling, 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.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [MAICTT-102] Computer Systems
    • [MAICTT-301] Introduction to Database Systems
    • [MAICTT-203] Multimedia in Education
    • [MAICTT-201] Software for Educational Purposes
    • [MAICTT-101] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    • [MAICTT-302] Professional Ethics in Information Technologies
    • [MAICTT-202] Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-203] Scientific Papers Writing Tools
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [MAICTT-102] Computer Systems
    • [MAICTT-301] Introduction to Database Systems
    • [MAICTT-203] Multimedia in Education
    • [MAICTT-201] Software for Educational Purposes
    • [MAICTT-101] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    • [MAICTT-302] Professional Ethics in Information Technologies
    • [MAICTT-202] Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-203] Scientific Papers Writing Tools
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper

Semester 2

  • [MAICTT-204] [6 ECTS] Digital Content Creation
    The objective of this course is to explore the design, development, and integration of digital media to enhance the learning experience and to investigate how emerging digital media and tools impact technology-mediated learning environments.
  • [MAICTT-205] [6 ECTS] Gamification of Learning
    The aim of this course is to address significant topics to utilization of gamification in educational settings. Students will learn what gamification is and how to implement gamification in the classroom. The course will provide an overview of gamification or game thinking onto the instructional design courses. It will outline a layered blueprint for instructional design that caters to the intrinsic motivation elements of gamification, in particular the elements of flow and self determination theory.
  • [MAICTT-207] [6 ECTS] Ethics and IT use in Education
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the current ethical issues in Information Technology (IT) use in education. It examines an array of long-standing and emerging issues facing IT users ranging from free speech, privacy, intellectual property, hacking, and the digital divide, to ethics in social networking and online communities. The course discusses the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities of IT users, and promotes the critical examination and responsible use of IT.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [MAICTT-102] Computer Systems
    • [MAICTT-301] Introduction to Database Systems
    • [MAICTT-203] Multimedia in Education
    • [MAICTT-201] Software for Educational Purposes
    • [MAICTT-101] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    • [MAICTT-302] Professional Ethics in Information Technologies
    • [MAICTT-202] Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-203] Scientific Papers Writing Tools
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [MAICTT-102] Computer Systems
    • [MAICTT-301] Introduction to Database Systems
    • [MAICTT-203] Multimedia in Education
    • [MAICTT-201] Software for Educational Purposes
    • [MAICTT-101] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    • [MAICTT-302] Professional Ethics in Information Technologies
    • [MAICTT-202] Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-203] Scientific Papers Writing Tools
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper

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.
  • [MFE07] [6 ECTS] Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    The aim of this subject is: - To display the technical elements in the field of statistics: organizing, processing, comparing through analysis and publication of data. - To enable students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills from selected advanced chapters of the applications for statistical data processing. - Practical application of these objectives in statistical processing of data obtained from questionnaires, reports, scientific studies and other documents.
  • [MAICTT-304] [6 ECTS] Social Media in Education
    - Describing and implementing new paradigms for communication, learning, and education. - Introducing students to various social media platforms as well as using them for their academic and professional development. - Establishing a positive digital footprint and gaining experience with Personal Learning Networks (PLNs).
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [MAICTT-102] Computer Systems
    • [MAICTT-301] Introduction to Database Systems
    • [MAICTT-203] Multimedia in Education
    • [MAICTT-201] Software for Educational Purposes
    • [MAICTT-101] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    • [MAICTT-302] Professional Ethics in Information Technologies
    • [MAICTT-202] Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-203] Scientific Papers Writing Tools
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [MAICTT-102] Computer Systems
    • [MAICTT-301] Introduction to Database Systems
    • [MAICTT-203] Multimedia in Education
    • [MAICTT-201] Software for Educational Purposes
    • [MAICTT-101] Introduction to Technologies in Education
    • [MAICTT-302] Professional Ethics in Information Technologies
    • [MAICTT-202] Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
    • [EMAICTT-202] Design and Evaluation of Learning Web-Based Environments
    • [EMAICTT-201] Data Processing in Education
    • [EMAICTT-203] Scientific Papers Writing Tools
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper

Semester 4

  • [MAICT4010] [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 into account stopping illegal means, such as plagiarism and infringement of copyright, which are prohibited by the Statute of SEEU.
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