Join our Master of Education: Educational Technology Cohort – Starting September 2023

This MEd degree specializing in Educational Technology is designed for educators, learning support, and administrators in a K12 or adult learning context. Across this two-year cohort-based program, we provide a close community to support working professionals. Courses will offer a foundation in both research and practice related to integrating technology to enhance and transform teaching and learning. Learners will develop literacies with digital, networked, and open technologies and explore the major shifts in education such as personalization, connectedness, openness, assessment, and modalities, such as hybrid, online, and multi-access designs. Students will conclude their program by developing an original graduating project in their area of interest.

Mode of Instruction

Learners can complete this program either entirely online or they may choose a hybrid participation approach (some courses online and some courses on campus) as courses will be offered in either an online-only or a multi-access learning modality that mixes face-to-face and online learners together.

Program: 15 units (7 courses plus graduating project)

Timeline: September 2023 – August 2025.

Fees: Typically 5 full fee payments. See UVic Fees [website]

Subject to enrolment. Contact edcigrad [at] uvic.ca by February 15, 2023

Proposed Program

The 2-year program will start in September 2023 and consist of two Fall/Spring sessions (Sept-April) and two summer sessions (July only).

  • EDCI 515    E-Research: Harnessing and Understanding Technology in Research
  • EDCI 568    Discourse on Social Media for Connected and Personalized Learning
  • EDCI 569    The Distributed, Blended, and Open Classroom
  • EDCI 532    Emerging Trends and Topics in Curriculum Studies
  • EDCI 570/1 Research in Curriculum and Instruction
  • EDCI 572    Development and Implementation of the Curriculum
  • EDCI 565    Research and Practice of Learning Design
  • EDCI 598A  Project Proposal and Literature Review
  • EDCI 598B  Project
  • EDCI 597    Project Dissemination

Modality

There will be some synchronous class times in each course (real-time video via Zoom), whether they are online-only courses or multi-access courses. These times are scheduled during the evening in Fall/Spring terms and during the day in the July terms. Learners will be using WordPress blogs to curate many of their learning activities, assignments, and reflections throughout the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies entry requirements, and the departmental requirements for a grade point average of B or higher.

Please visit UVic Admissions Requirements [website] for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I DO THE PROGRAM ENTIRELY ONLINE?

Yes, but we make effort to create optional face-to-face experiences for local students by offering some courses in multi-access learning formats that merge online and face-to-face learners via video conferencing.

CAN I WORK FULL-TIME AT THE SAME TIME AS COMPLETING THIS PROGRAM?

Yes. We make every effort to offer flexibility. Class times (via video) are in the evening during the Fall and Spring and during the day in the Summer terms, which are typically short 3-week courses.

Contacts for more Information

GRADUATE ADVISOR

Dr. Wanda Hurren
edcigradadv [at] uvic.ca

GRADUATE SECRETARY

Fariba Ardestani
edcigrad [at] uvic.ca

EDTECH PROGRAM CONTACTS
Dr. Valerie Irvine
Dr. Michael Paskevicius
edtech [at] uvic.ca
@edtechuvic #edtechuvic

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Faculty of Education
MacLaurin Building Room A541 PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 www.uvic.ca/edci