Course Overview
Capitalizing on the progress of learning technologies, this program opens an educational space where learner(s) with a first degree in education, human or social sciences will build the capacity needed to technology-enhance their pedagogical practices when they are engaged in education or training careers (adult pedagogy, training, communication, instructional design). The MA OCI targets excellence in the development, implementation, delivery and assessment of online courses. The MA OCI combines general courses providing the foundations of a sound online education program (learning and teaching theories, psychology, education technology, research methods), with core courses about strategies and policies of online pedagogy. In addition the program offers a set of very specialized electives representing the current trends in online education.

Under the presidency of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, U.A.E, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) is committed to instigating a culture of quality, excellence and research through e-learning in the Arab world, with emphasis in the academic disciplines of business, quality management, education, healthcare and environment. HBMSU enjoys international credibility and recognition with its academic and professional programs not only being demand-driven, but also customized to meet the growing needs of businesses in the UAE and indeed elsewhere in the Arab world.

Established in 2002, this innovative higher education project has been conceived, crafted and implemented by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, as a passionate response to the hopes and aspirations of the new Arab generation, with an emphasis on e-learning as the future of education and empowerment in the region. The pioneering vision of the University has, in fact, paved the way for the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to design standards for accreditation for an e-learning institution.

 

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