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E-learning Design & Development

Overview
E-learning as a field of study, as an approach to teaching and learning and as an industry has evolved considerably over the last decade and a half. Governments and policy makers have made e-learning a central imperative of their political educational rhetoric and provide substantial funding initiatives to support its development and mainstreaming. Related policies and requirements with regard to lifelong learning, the knowledge-based economy, work-based learning and globalisation combine with the benefits of e-learning as a delivery and support tool to make e-learning one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the worldwide education and training and digital media industries.

Programme Aim and Orientation:
In the above context the programme seeks to produce developers of cutting edge, educationally effective e-learning solutions. Our graduates, subsequently, will go on to work as designers and developers either directly as part of the burgeoning e-learning sector or in support of in-house e-learning and learning technology departments which are becoming mainstream in a number of other areas and industries.

The programme is a Master of Arts and, as such, reflects a special orientation towards, variously, creativity, culture and design, rather than technology per se.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Direct entrants to this 60 credit award would typically require a Level 8 qualification in fields such as multimedia, digital media, media applications or a relevant area of design. Applicants without such qualifications will also be considered if they can show an equivalent level of learning gained through practice or any other means (see CIT’s policy for Recognition of Prior Learning www.cit.ie/rpl). All other applicants are invited to undertake a new 30 credit online Certificate in Media Design and Development (CR_HDMTE_8) which runs from September to December.

In all cases final admission to the course will be on the basis of interview.

Duration

Online. 1 Year (2 Semesters, January to September).

Number of credits

60 ECTS

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin
Department of Media Communications
E: gearoid.osuilleabhain@cit.ie
T: +353 21 433 5933

Subjects taught

Modules
All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted. The programme is delivered entirely online using many of the same e-learning tools and technologies which also form the course curriculum. All registered students are also, uniquely, given access to a virtualised desktop which provides all their multimedia software and remote storage requirements for the duration of the course. This means the programme may appeal to those who, for whatever reasons, cannot commit to attending regular face-to-face lectures and labs or who otherwise appreciate the flexibility and convenience of studying online.

SEMESTER 1
E-Learning Instructional Design
Education Research & Proposal (10 ECTS)
New Media Workplace
Narrative & Games for Learning
E-Learning Authoring

SEMESTER 2
E-learning Thesis (20 ECTS)
E-learning Project (10 ECTS)

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: 20th November 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

Course fee

EU & Non EU Applicants €5,250.

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Application
Apply online at http://www.cit.ie/course/CRHELDE9
Closing date: 20th November 2018

International Student
To apply, please email the following documents to international@cit.ie:

Completed application form available from: http://international.cit.ie/how-to-apply

Plus:
1. Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document

2. School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)

3. Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)

4. 2 Academic Reference Letters

5. English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0 or equivalent (Note: Some courses may require a higher minimum IELTS score.)

6. 1 Passport Sized Photograph

7. Official Translation to English of all documentation which is not in English.

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