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Masters of Education in Open Distance Learning (M.Ed. ODL)

 Students pursuing this program will require 18 units to graduate. From academic year 2015/16 the department will offer the newly revised Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree as a standalone programme subject to TCU approval.  

Programme Summary

Course Name:Masters of Education In Open Distance Learning
Course Initials:  MED-ODL
Duration:  2-6 year
Total Units:  18
Mode of Deliverence: Blended Mode

 

Programmes Information

The programme is open to candidates with a variety of backgrounds and expertise.  Prospective candidates must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Must have a first or second class honours education degree of the Open University of Tanzania; or
  • A qualification from an approved institution of higher learning deemed to be equivalent to an honours education degree of the Open University of Tanzania; or
  • Applicants holding unclassified degree in education which has a B grade or above; or
  • Applicants holding a pass degree in which the candidate’s performance in education was a B grade or above; and/or

The candidate should satisfy the Faculty of Education that he/she has exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training

 

Candidates registered in this programme shall study by coursework and dissertation.  The following are the courses which shall be taken: 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Credits

Core Courses

ODL 601

Principles of Open and Distance Learning

2

20

ODL 602

Instructional Designing and Development of ODL Materials

2

20

ODL 603

Media and Technology in Distance Learning

2

20

ODL 604

Research and Evaluation in Open and Distance Education

2

20

Elective  Courses (The students should select any two of these courses)

ODL 605

Open and Distance Learning Policy and management

2

20

ODL 606

Regional and Global Perspectives in ODL

2

20

ODL 607

Teaching and Learning in Open and Distance Learning

2

20

OED 699

Dissertation

6

60

TOTAL

18

180

 

 

Non Tuition Fees

DESCRIPTION

LOCALS (TSH)

EAC/SADC

(USD )

NON SADC/EAC

(USD)

Registration fee

50,000

100

100

ID processing

20,000

20

20

Student Organization fee (paid annually)

20,000

20

20

Quality assurance fee (paid annually)

20,000

20

40

Coursework Examination fee per paper

20.000

40

60

Plagiarism fee

20,000

20

20

Mode of Study and Tuition Fee per Unit (I Unit = 10 Credits)

All delivery modes (evening, executive and blended)

180,000

100

200

Facilitation fee

 

50

50

NAMECONTACTS

Mr. Prosper Theophil (Head of Department)

Email: prosper.theophil@out.ac.tz
Mobile:
+255 754 444 449

Having accomplished this programme, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate great depth and systematic understanding of a substantial ODL body of knowledge
  2. Work with theoretical / research knowledge at the forefront of ODL to the level of peer reviewed standards/ publication quality
  3. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of techniques/ methodologies applicable to ODL instructional systems design, management and evaluation, as well as research. This will be gained through taught modules and research experience.

Show awareness and abide to Ethical requirements/standards in ODL research projects

THE PROGRAMME ASSESSMENT

Candidates will be evaluated by using the following criteria.

Moodle Assignments (Three Assignments):     30%

Final Examination:                                        70%

TOTAL:                                                         100%