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Education and Technologies in Distance Teaching and Learning Systems – Educational Sciences (ΕΤΑ)

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Program Description

The creation of a Postgraduate Programme of Studies for distance education systems is an important and structural element of an open university, as it allows for studies in a field, which characterizes the philosophy and physiognomy of the Hellenic Open University itself.

The field of Open and in Distance Education is currently taught as a unit (ESC65) within the framework of the program “Education Sciences”. Its upgrading to a postgraduate programme of study is required and justified by the fact that:

  • The HOU is the only University in Greece with an exclusive method of providing distance education studies and many years of experience, therefore it is the most suitable University to establish a programme in distance education.
  • It is the educational pillar and the core of the HOU
  • It has experienced tremendous growth in all forms and levels of education, both in Greece and abroad
  • It is adopted as an essential methodology and philosophy of education by the Ministry of Education and hundreds of private and public sector institutions, educational institutions of all types, levels and forms
  • Utilises and develops all modern technologies and applies them in education
  • For the first time in Greece, open and distance education and its connection with technologies is being activated in a curriculum (a long-standing demand of the Ministry of Education, universities, public and private sector educational institutions, researchers, teachers and students)
  • It absorbs and utilises funds from the European Union and Greece
  • It is linked to the solution of many educational problems that arise in Greek education, due to the socio-economic crisis, the distances, the difficulty of access for a large part of the population
  • It provides an outlet for postgraduate studies in the fields of pedagogy and methodology of distance education and Information and Communication Technologies, attracting a large number of students
  • It aims at collaborations with other open or conventional universities in Greece and abroad, in terms of postgraduate studies, theses, doctoral theses, research projects, conferences, seminars, interdisciplinary approaches, development of educational material, scientific bodies or associations, etc.

Subject – Purpose

The program “Education and Technologies in Distance Teaching and Learning Systems – Education Sciences” has as its subject and refers to the specialisation of open universities, distance universities, conventional universities offering distance education and training in primary education, secondary and higher education, lifelong learning and adult education, in-service training (municipalities, enterprises, banks, companies), IEKs and KEKs and private business training.

The aim of the programme “Education and Technologies in Distance Teaching and Learning Systems – Education Sciences” is to provide specialized knowledge and develop skills in the interdisciplinary field of open and distance education and educational technology, with emphasis on the use of digital and conventional distance education, modern teaching and learning processes, the design and development of educational material, research and all modern forms of technology.

The main objectives of the programme are to qualify students in the organisation of open and distance education systems, their design, development, management, implementation and evaluation.

The individual general objectives of the programme are:

  • The development and elaboration of the theories covering all the fields of knowledge of the proposed programme and the interactions between them
  • The linking and elaboration of all the fields of knowledge of the programme with the theories/sciences which form the foundations of its structure (pedagogy, critical pedagogy, sociology of education, learning theories, didactics, communication, adult education, information and communication technologies, digital media and their use in education, evaluation, history of distance education and open institutions, digital management of educational structures (e-learning and online learning), open educational resources, design and development of educational and training systems, [e-learning και on line learning]open educational resources, design and development of educational and training systems, and the development of a new educational system.).
  • Expertise in the organisation and management of open, alternative and distance education institutions at all levels and grades
  • The exploitation and use of all alternative forms of communication and technology in education
  • specialisation and use of digital information and communication technologies in education (e-learning and online learning) [e-learning και on line learning]
  • Analysis, development and expertise in teaching and learning
  • specialisation in research methodology issues in the fields of knowledge that form the basis of this Master’s degree
  • The connection between theory and practice across the range and disciplines of the programme
  • The adoption and application of innovative and pioneering practices in the design and development of the programme and the educational material that have not been applied to date at the HOU

The HOU, as an established public university for open and distance education, does not have a programme relating to the subject with which it manages all its programmes and the education it offers.

The programme “Education and Technologies in Distance Teaching and Learning Systems – Education Sciences” will strengthen its prestige and dynamics because it will be able to offer integrated studies in its own philosophy, methodology, strategy, training and research, so that it can transmit in modern terms its own identity in a constantly developing scientific field.

ECTS Credits

The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialisation (M.Sc.) is 120 ECTS.

Characterization of the Postgraduate Program

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Classification according to the UNESCO ISCED-2011 code

  • by level of study: 7

Classification according to the UNESCOCode ISCED-2013

  • based on the field of education: 0188 Inter-disciplinary programs and qualifications involving education / 0188 – Interdisciplinary program in the fields:

0111 Education science

0114 Teacher training with subject specialisation

Duration of study

The minimum duration of the programme is two (2) years, i.e. four (4) semesters.

QUALITY POLICY
QUALITY TARGET 2023

During the studies in the programme “Education and Technologies in Distance Teaching and Learning Systems – Education Sciences” our intention is to help you achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify the theory and history of distance education,
  • critically discuss issues of openness in education, especially in distance education,
  • evaluate the EAP as an innovative higher education institution providing distance education,
  • apply innovative principles and techniques of distance teaching and learning using appropriate technology,
  • design and create educational materials suitable for distance teaching and learning,
  • organise interactive group counselling sessions, whether implemented face-to-face or in digital environments,
  • develop online learning and teaching environments,
  • effectively support learners at a distance,
  • to select appropriately alternative digital forms of learning and communication,
  • structure, manage and evaluate distance learning organisational arrangements,
  • conduct research in a systematic way,
  • write an academic paper.

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.

Note:

Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)

Marking:

For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

Route Α’ (includes the production of a Diploma Thesis)

1st Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA50

Open and Distance Education: theory, institutions and functions

(C¹, 15 ECTS)

ETA51

Innovation in distance education: technological and pedagogical applications

(C, 15 ECTS)

2nd Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA52

The teaching material and the design of teaching and learning

(C, 15 ECTS)

ETA53

Teachers and Students in Open and Distance Learning environments: Implementation and Support

(C, 15 ECTS)

3rd Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA60

Information and Communication Technologies in Education: online learning and e-learning

(C, 15 ECTS)

ETA61

Research methodology, design and writing of scientific work

(C, 15 ECTS)

4th Semester: 30 ECTS

ETADE

Diploma Thesis

(C, 30 ECTS)

 

Route Β’ (without the production of a Diploma Thesis)

1st Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA50

Open and Distance Education: theory, institutions and functions

(C¹, 15 ECTS)

ETA51

Innovation in distance education: technological and pedagogical applications

(C, 15 ECTS)

2nd Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA52

The teaching material and the design of teaching and learning

(C, 15 ECTS)

ETA53

Teachers and Students in Open and Distance Learning environments: Implementation and Support

(C, 15 ECTS)

3rd Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA60

Information and Communication Technologies in Education: online and e-learning

(C, 15 ECTS)

ETA61

Research methodology, design and writing of scientific work

(C, 15 ECTS)

4th Semester: 30 ECTS

ETA62

Digital media in education and communication

(C, 15 ECTS)

ETA63

Design, development and management of distance education programmes

(C, 15 ECTS)

 

Instructions for unit selection

You can choose from one (1) to two (2) units per semester (30 ECTS per semester).
When registering for a unit, you must first exhaust the units of the previous semesters and then start selecting the unit of the following semester. For example, if you have successfully completed one (1) unit from the first semester and in the second semester you wish to select two (2) units, you must necessarily select one (1) remaining unit from the first semester and one (1) from the second semester and so on.
If you choose the structure without the Diploma Thesis, you are required to successfully complete the eight (8) units of the programme in order to receive the post-graduate degree.

If, however, you choose the structure with the Diploma Thesis, you are required to successfully complete the six (6) units of the programme, as well as the Diploma Thesis, in order to obtain the post-graduate degree. The successful completion of units of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester is a prerequisite for the Diploma Thesis.

The minimum duration of the programme is two (2) years.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

Antonios Lionarakis, Professor
Subject: Open and Distance Education

e-mail: alionar@eap.gr

The cost of the programme is calculated in relation to its credit units, as one (1) Credit Unit (ECTS) amounts to 30€. Therefore, each unit is priced at 450€/ Post-Graduate Thesis 900€ and the total cost of the Postgraduate Programme is 3.600€.

For information about the programme contact:

Student Registration Department

Contact: 2610367427
Ε-mail: eta@eap.gr

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