Overview

The purpose of the MEd (Information and Communication Technology) is for students to acquire, strengthen and deepen specialist advanced theoretical knowledge of ICTs in educational environments. The themes that are covered include educational ICT policy development, current, and emerging issues in digital learning, contemporary learning design theories and frameworks, and framing assessment within 21st-century contexts.

The programme targets education practitioners from the public and private sectors who have an interest in advancing digital learning in their education ecosystems. The programme will appeal to instructional and learning designers, educational researchers, teachers and lecturers, corporate trainers, subject and curriculum specialists, policy advisers, monitoring and evaluation specialists and NGO officials

This programme requires no travel and no face-to-face sessions, allowing you to earn credits at your own pace while fulfilling personal and professional obligations. Complete the programme in a minimum of two years.

Admission requirements

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward advancing your career. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Education in Information and Communication Technology in Education online programme, along with information on required documentation.

A 65% average in the preceding NQF-level 8 qualification (or equivalent) is required for admission to the programme, along with one of the following:

  1. An honors degree in Education, or related discipline (e.g. Human Resource Development). Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification.
  2. A suitable professional bachelor’s degree plus a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification and work experience in the proposed field of specialization, ICT in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator and another disciplinary expert. A reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
  3. An appropriate honors degree and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the field of specialization, ICT in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator and another disciplinary expert in the field of specialization. A reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
  4. Prospective candidates may be based on extensive and verifiable experience in the discipline ICT in Education, apply for recognition of prior learning, within institutional policy guidelines. Their experience should be on the level and scope of NQF-level 8 within the discipline and should include appropriate research methodological knowledge and skills.

During the selection process, the programme coordinator will consider the career history of applicants. The programme coordinator may also request applicants to perform certain discipline related writing or practical skills tasks as means of assessing the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills, before finalizing admission decisions.

Any applicant who has an internationally acquired tertiary qualification may be requested to submit a SAQA evaluation certificate. The programme coordinator can, in conjunction with the Head of Department, make a recommendation to the Dean to admit students to the programme if their average marks for the previous qualification are between 60% and 64%, and there are places available in the programme. In such cases, the programme coordinator will holistically assess the prior assessment results of applicants, and consider performance in research-related modules, and other discipline-related modules.

Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 (toll-free).

Reasons to enroll in a UJ online program

Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigor and faculty instruction of a traditional programme, made accessible online.

  • No travel required
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Pay per module
  • Fully supported
  • Work and learn

Compulsory modules - 90 Credits

Educational Reform: ICT Practices and Policy Development A (11 credits)
Educational Reform: ICT Practices and Policy Development B (11 credits)
Learning Ecosystems: Current ICT Issues and Future Trends A (11 credits)
Learning Ecosystems: Current ICT Issues and Future Trends B (12 credits)
Information and Communication Technology in Education: Learning Design A (11 credits)
Information and Communication Technology in Education: Learning Design B (11 credits)
Information and Communication Technology and Assessment A (11 credits)
Information and Communication Technology and Assessment B (12 credits)

Minor dissertation modules - 90 Credits

Minor Dissertation A (3 credits)
Minor Dissertation B (4 credits)
Minor Dissertation F (15 credits)
Minor Dissertation C (4 credits)
Minor Dissertation D (4 credits)
Minor Dissertation E (15 credits)
Minor Dissertation G (15 credits)
Minor Dissertation H (15 credits)
Minor Dissertation I (15 credits)
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated June 21, 2018
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