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MTech ET

MTech Educational Technology

Technology is impacting education as never before. Today, it is not just the means of imparting education, but it is also changing the very manner in which learning environments can be designed. The worlds of education and technology have converged to such an extent that ‘Education Technology’ (ET) is an emerging field of knowledge that has the potential to transform the way in which educational institutions teach and students learn, and the way in which organisations conduct business.
Today, organisations across the globe are increasingly placing emphasis on how best to process enterprise information and to mould it to enhance internal efficiency and productivity. As education undergoes a seismic change to keep pace with rapidly growing technological advances, innovation has become the key factor that distinguishes the front runners. As such, there’s a pressing need for Education Technology professionals who can design learning and information systems that enable organisations to improve work processes to bring about a quantum change in both efficiency and productivity.

NIIT University’s (NU) MTech (ET) programme enables its students to assess, design and implement new media and technology initiatives to create effective learning solutions. It is specially designed to create an extraordinary learning architecture that promotes customised improvement in work functions as per institutional requirements. Read more
NU’s MTech (ET) programme prepares students to become effective learning professionals and domain specialists who can develop superior work-integrated technology solutions for both educators as well as business organisations. It prepares leaders who can ensure effectiveness and efficiency of learning processes, thus giving them a strategic professional advantage.

The programme

  • Aligns learning exercises to learners’ work function
  • Leverages the power of technology to get a multiplier effect in learning
  • Encourages learners’ information orientation and processing capabilities to improve decision making and value creation
  • Allows learners to assimilate knowledge in an extended knowledge realm
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I am an accomplished University Education Assistant Professor successful at teaching graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students with eighteen years of professional and teaching experience. My Fulbright post-doctoral programme in the USA led me to pursue an MTech ET program at NIIT University to extend my expertise in the advanced abilities of educational technology. In contrast to other universities, NIIT’s MTech ET programme adds value to the Teaching-Learning Process by utilizing an experiential learning and reflection-based approach to teaching. The curriculum enables me to address the requirement for new, higher-order skills and competencies necessary for pupils to succeed in today’s rapidly changing information economy. Moreover, as a research guide, I am able to apply the novel approaches and strategies I learned during the programme to a variety of educational levels, from primary education to Ph.D. programmes.
Divya
Student, MTech ET
NIIT University

Programme outcomes

NU’s postgraduate programmes in Engineering are designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of course methodology and techniques. It is expected that postgraduate students will exhibit the following programme outcomes.

PO1

The ability to independently carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems.

PO2

The ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document.

PO3

Demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per programme specialisation. The mastery should be at a level higher than that required by the appropriate bachelor programme.

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Programme outline

The two-year, four semester programme offers 74 credits.
Course categoryEducational Technology
 NoCreditsApprox. %
Common Institutional Courses41115
Professional Core Courses113142
Professional Electives3912
Open Electives134
R&D Project3811
Internship/Thesis11216
Total 74100

Professional core courses

  • Principles and Practices of Learning Engineering
  • Introduction to Experiential Learning & Reflection and Education
  • Mobile Learning and its Applications
  • Learning Strategically
  • Web Design and Programming
  • Applied Instructional Design
  • E-Learning Tools and Techniques for Online Learning
  • Integrity Learning System
  • ET Leadership
  • Assessment and Certification
  • Seminar Course in Self-directed Learning Reflecting

Professional electives

  • ICT for Education
  • Multiple Intelligence and Learning Disabilities
  • Integrity Learning System
  • Neural Basis of Learning
  • Independent Reading Course 1
  • Independent Reading and Writing Course 2

NU offers two specialisations within the programme, namely:

  • Teaching Learning Process Innovation [TLPI]
    A unique school-sponsored, technology-oriented, multi-disciplinary programme, TLPI aims to build the ICT competence of teachers to create educators par excellence. The programme offers experiential learning and reflection-driven approach to teaching so that both teacher and learner process smarter information and construct knowledge.
  • Business Model Innovation [BMI]
    This organisation-sponsored, technology-oriented multi-disciplinary programme is specifically designed for 21st century professionals and aims at improving work effectiveness and creating an integrated learning organisation. The transformational process includes R&D projects, Industry Practice and other cocurricular components that help create exceptional leaders trained to operate in a complex technology-oriented business environment.

Programme architecture

# Course Course L T P C
1 ET 501 Core course in Arts & Sciences I : Principles & Practices of Learning Engineering 2 0 2 3
2 ET 511 Introduction to Experiential Learning & Reflection and Education 1 1 2 3
3 NU 522 Core course in Arts & Sciences I : Principles & Practices of Learning Engineering 2 0 0 2
4 ET 502 Core course in Arts & Sciences II: Mobile Computing and Its Applications 2 0 2 3
5 TA 521 Advanced Productivity Tools 1 0 4 3
6 NU 533 R&D Project Course I 0 0 0 2
Total semester credits 8 1 10 16
# Course Course L T P C
1 ET 503 Core course in Arts & Sciences III: Learning Strategically 1 0 2 2
2 TA 511 Web Design and Programming 2 0 2 3
3 TA 531 Communication as Digital Choreography 1 1 2 3
4 ET 512 Applied Instructional Design 2 0 2 3
3 ET 522 e-Learning Tools and Techniques for Online Learning 1 0 4 3
4 ET 601 Integrity Learning System 1 1 2 3
4 Professional Elective 1 3
Total semester credits 8 2 14 20
# Course Course L T P C
1 NU 533 R&D Project Course II 0 0 0 4
Total credits 4
# Course Course L T P C
1 ET 521 ICT for Education 2 1 0 3
2 MGT 582 Technology Management 3 0 0 3
3 ET 532 Assessment and Certification 2 1 0 3
Professional Elective 2 3
Professional Elective 3 3
Open Elective 3
4 NU 533 R&D Project Course III 0 0 0 2
Total semester credits 20
# Course Course L T P C
1 NU 612 Internship/ Thesis 12
2 ET 622 Seminar course in Self-directed Learning and Reflecting 0 0 0 2
Total semester credits 14
Total programme credits 74

FAQs

NU recognises the vacuum that exists within institutions due to the absence of ICT-enabled Educational Technology policy and vision, and classroom practices in schools and colleges that are responsible for ineffective teaching-learning. Within business organisations, the lack of awareness of the importance played by ET leads to inefficient business processes. Hence, NU offers this one-of-its-kind programme with inputs drawn from the industry, academia and research bodies.
In-service (and pre-service) teachers and working professionals with a graduate degree in any discipline who are involved in activities for improving internal processes within an institution or organisation or involved in designing training and information systems for external clients as part of institutional or organisational work.
Over 80% of the course time is spent on learning activities drawn from Teaching-Learning or business work and projects, thus enabling a high ROI for sponsoring organisations. It aims to develop global standard professionals who will generate high-end ET off-shore business, effective design and implementation of products, systems and processes leading to substantial efficiencies in development as well as providing quality service to the customer – both internal and external. The programme is also an effective means to promote growth of individuals in the organisation and a means to recognise high potential individuals by providing sponsorship.

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