Master's programme in Educational Technology
1-year online MA programme
- Jan 2: application system opens
- March 15: application deadline
- May 15: final admission results
- Aug 14-25, 2017: session in Tartu, Estonia
- June 12-16, 2018: session in Tartu, Estonia
The Educational Technology programme is an online 1-year programme designed to provide an opportunity for professional development to people who are working in positions that involve teaching and wish to use educational technology more effectively in their work.
The programme may prove to be especially useful to people currently working at educational institutions (schools, universities, etc.) who did not have a chance to gain digital technology skills and knowledge during their studies (whether because such technological solutions did not exist yet or were only beginning to emerge).
The flexibility of the programme and major focus on e-learning make it especially well-suited to those who work – whether it be outside of Tartu or in another country.
What is educational technology?
Educational technology is an interdisciplinary field of study which focuses on facilitating learning and improving teaching practices by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources and providing corresponding training to educators.
In the Educational Technology MA programme, students will be working together in groups of 2–4, supported by their lecturers and mentors, to find solutions to specific problems in their workplace or improve some other aspect of their work (or the work of the teams they are leading in their workplace).
For example, lecturers might want to learn how to effectively implement the flipped classroom approach; school teachers might aim at creating fun and beneficial learning activities where students use their smart devices; heads of schools may want to increase their teachers’ digital competence; and trainers in companies might be interested in developing trainings in the form of e-learning that allow the employees to study at home.
Why MA Educational Technology?
- The flexible programme is mostly online-based - a good opportunity to those who work, regardless of their location. You do not have to move to Tartu to study.
- Major emphasis is put on teamwork to foster students’ skills of collaboration and help them develop a network of colleagues to rely on in their professional life.
- As a major innovation, the MA thesis is done as teamwork in small groups.
- The programme is characterised by a problem-based approach and a large amount of practical training.
- There are no similar programmes in the region.
Graduates are prepared to work as lecturers in universities or teachers in schools (depending on their previous studies and positions); as specialists in the field of education; or in various institutions or companies focused on educational research, development or innovation. Continuing in the PhD programme is also possible.
|Level of study||Master's studies|
|Degree awarded||Master of Arts in Education (Educational Technology)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Education|
distance learning, online studies
Students are required to be present in Tartu twice: 2 weeks at the beginning of studies (August 14-25, 2017) and 1 week at the end of the studies (June 12-16, 2018).
|Location||Tartu, Estonia; online|
|Tuition fee||1700 euros per semester|
|Scholarships||5 tuition-waiver scholarships available, other scholarship opportunities|
“The programme offers students the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different countries in seeking innovative solutions of harnessing digital technologies for the benefit of teaching in school or university.
On the way to such solutions, top researchers from several European universities will be supporting our students through state-of-the-art e-learning environments.”
Prof Margus Pedaste, Programme DIrector, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences