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MS Innovative Technologies in Education (Spring 2014 to Fall 2016)

Program

We have about 5 million adults in Punjab who go to high school, but there are more than 8 million adults who dropout before entering high school. This inequality is becoming more pronounced as the times passes. Inequality in education, in opportunities and in financial status of families is linked to disturbing indicators in a society. This is like a time bomb which is ticking not only for the poor but also for the neighboring rich. The planners have never thought that the poor will never be able to send their children to high school - the school should reach out to their children (at different times) whenever they needed it. Not only the school should reach out, it should provide free textbooks, the required stationary, and more importantly a personalized pedagogy for each learner; fast learners can move swiftly while slow learners are provided additional tools to support their learning. Moreover, we should not forget that the school should only deliver the content needed by the children.

Educational Objectives        

The proposed MS in ITE has following major objectives:

  1. To develop entrepreneurial innovations in educational practice.
  2. To evaluate technology’s impact on learning and development.
  3. To excel in designing interactive media content and learning applications.

Input Obtained from Industry/Corporate Sector

We are in contact with a number of software houses in Lahore and Islamabad. The local software industry is swiftly moving towards design of mobile educational applications and games. Currently there is no pedagogical grounding which can provide a framework for designing interactive applications. The proposed MS program will enable our graduates to take advantage of the billion dollar emerging industry dealing with edutainment.

Title of the Degree

MS in Innovative Technologies in Education

Target Industry

The graduates of this MS program will be suitable and sought after in the following industry:

  1. Interactive text book design
  2. Schools
  3. Games and interactive media
  4. Online education companies
  5. Instructional designer, online training
  6. Animation development, children’s and adults educational television network
  7. Educational start-ups
  8. War games design and development

International Standards/Practice

Similar MS programs are currently being offered at well-reputed and top universities of the world. For example:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University  - LSE (Learning Science and Engineering) program
  2. Harvard University TIE (Technology, Innovation and Education) program
  3. Stanford University – LDT (Learning, Design and Technology) program
  4. The Trinity College Dublin offers an MSc in Technology and learning

Eligibility / Admission Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission is as under:

  • 16 years of education, from HEC recognized Institutes, in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Technology, Basic Sciences, Engineering in any discipline
  • and general NUST eligibility criteria for admission in MS programs

Proposed Time frame of Commencement

Spring 2014

Scheme of Studies

The proposed scheme of studies for this program is similar to the currently offered MS programs at SEECS. The scheme is provided below:

Total Duration:

One and a Half (1½) to Two (2) Calendar Years

Total number of semesters:

Four (4)

Duration of Fall and Spring semesters:

16  to 18 weeks of instruction or research

1 to 2 weeks for examinations

Duration of Summer semester:

10 to 12 weeks of instruction or research

1 week for examinations

 

The credit hours coverage for this program is similar to the currently offered MS programs at SEECS. The coverage is provided below:

Credit hours of instruction spread over three semesters:

24

Credit hours of thesis spread over one semester:

6

Total Credit Hours:

30

 

The table below shows the semester-wise plan of course offerings for this MS program.

S. No.

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hrs Teaching

Remarks

Semester

1

PSY811

Psychology of Learning & Cognition

3

Approved

1st

2

ITE801

Learning through Pedagogy & Technology

3

CS805

3

ITE811

Role of Technology in Education

3

 

 

Semester Total

9

 

4

ITE802

Universal Design for Learning

3

CS806

2nd

5

 

Elective-I

3

 

 

Semester Total

6

 

6

ITE812

Design of Learning Interfaces

3

 

3rd

7

 

Elective-II

3

 

8

 

Elective-III

3

 

 

Semester Total

9

 

9

ITE899

MS ITE Thesis

6

 

4th

 

Program Total

30

 

 

The table below shows the list of elective courses for this MS program.

Course Code

Electives

Credit Hrs Teaching

ITE803

Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Critical Thinking

3

ITE821

Innovative Entrepreneurship in Education

3

ITE813

Design of Games for Learning

3

ITE831

Advanced Topics in Education
(Seminar Course)

3

ITE832

Navigating Pakistan’s Educational Landscape (Seminar Course)

3

 


[1] The course is already approved by ACM and is currently part of MS in System Engineering at RCMS, NUST.

[2] The course is already approved by University Curriculum Review Committee in its meeting held dated 6th May, 2013. We request for the course code to be revised from CS805 to ITE801.

[3] The course is already approved by University Curriculum Review Committee in its meeting held dated 6th May, 2013. We request for the course code to be revised from CS806 to ITE802.

 

The Program committee consists of the following individuals:



§  Dr. BushraAnjum, FAST Lahore

§  Dr.TassawarIqbal, COMSATS CIIT

§  Avais Kamal, Optiwave

§  Ms. Manzil-e-Maqsood, NUST

§  Dr. Ayesha Razzaq, EducationDevelopment Center

§  Dr. Salma Siddiqui, NUST

§  Pamir Mojiz, Wintellect Group

§  Dr. Rukhsana Zia, FC College


For more details please visit http://ite.seecs.nust.edu.pk