From a cottage industry to a profession, the transformation of educational technology requires nowadays dedicated specialists whose technical background will allow to act as full fledge players in the rapidly evolving production of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and interactive media educational integration.
The MSc IET is a Master of Science program, with a strong technical orientation, outcomes and expectations. The MSc IET answers the needs of the rapidly evolving technology market, requiring increased specialization and capacity to design\develop targeted educational products and learning environments. The MSc IET aims at training dedicated specialists whose technical background will allow to act as full fledge players in the rapidly evolving production of virtual learning environments and interactive media educational. The profile of the IET developers (producers of new educational technologies) must not be confused with that of the e-instructional engineers, mainly enlightened users of these tools, and educational facilitators\communicators in charge of the delivery and production of contents supported by these tools.
About Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
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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