The Master of Instructional Design Technology programme (MIDT) offered by the Open University Malaysia (OUM) aims to produce graduates who will be equipped with impactful theories, principles and practices of Instructional Design that could be applied in numerous engaging, attractive and appealing settings, especially in an e-learning and social media environment. The instructional methods for MIDT are task-based and student-centred, utilizing up to date learning designs to suit various technology environments. As we are aware, present-day students are facing learning challenges that are fundamentally different from that of previous generations.
They require a different kind of educational experience that fits their multitasking lifestyle. In addition to this growing demand are technological developments, which have ushered in a new paradigm in education, bringing with it a new breed of students and a demand for courses that meet their needs. With the job market growing ever more competitive, and employees being expected to continually develop themselves professionally, lifelong learning’ has become a necessity.
OUM has recognized this need for innovative programmes and pedagogical solutions to attract such students, and has offered several online courses to its clients – MIDT is one of them. Another highlight of the programme is the diversity of its learning community: the students and facilitators hail from at least 7 different time zones and 14 different countries. This enables a mix of cultures unparalleled in education.
The MIDT is endorsed by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) with scholarships for deserving students and it is also very affordable – at least 4 times cheaper than those offered by other equally competitive institutions in other parts of the world with no compromise on the quality of learning.