Project Description

Master of Instructional Design and Technology

(R2-DL/140/7/0008 (A9450) 11/23)

Programme Synopsis

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 centered, 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 uniqueness enables a mix of cultures unparalleled in education. It is also very affordable – at least four times cheaper than those offered by other equally competitive institutions in other parts of the world with no compromise on the quality of learning.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

PEO 1: Knowledgeable and competent in Instructional Design and Technology discipline in-line with the industry requirement (Cognitive)

PEO 2: Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality as well as ethics in carrying out the design and development of instructional system (Psychomotor)

PEO 3: Capable to solve instructional problems innovatively, creatively and ethically through sustainable approach (Cognitive)

PEO 4: Able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognise the need for lifelong learning for successful career development (Affective)

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon completion of all courses in this programme, the graduates should be able to:

PLO 1 : Evaluate theories and concepts in Instructional design and Technology (Knowledge and Understanding)

PLO 2 : Apply critical thinking skills for decision making (Cognitive Skill)

PLO 3 : Demonstrate the skills and principles of lifelong learning in their academic and Instructional design career development (Practical Skill)

PLO 4: Demonstrate appropriate social skills in Instructional design and Technology (Interpersonal Skill)

PLO 5: Demonstrate effective communication and innovative ideas effectively (Communication)

PLO 6: Appreciate digital technology to support learning and improve education experience (Digital Skill)

PLO 7: Appreciate basic symbols relating to statistical technique (Numeracy skill)

PLO 8: Perform leadership in managing Instructional design and Technology project (Leadership)

PLO 9: Develop the capability to plan for career development or further education (Personal Skill)

PLO 10: Develop innovative entrepreneurial skills in Instructional design and Technology industry (Entrepreneurial)

PLO 11: Practice and conduct research in compliance with professional values, attitude and ethics (Ethical and Professionalism)

Kemasukan Biasa
i. Ijazah Sarjana Muda dalam mana-mana bidang dengan PNGK minimum 2.50 atau yang setara dengannya seperti yang diterima oleh Senat; atau
ii. Sarjana Muda atau yang setara dengannya tetapi tidak mencapai PNGK 2.50, boleh diterima masuk tertakluk kepada minimum 5 tahun pengalaman bekerja dalam bidang yang relevan.
** Foreign Student is required to achieve TOEFL (score 500) or IELTS (score 5.0)

ATAU

Kemasukan APEL

  1. Warganegara Malaysia; DAN
  2. Calon hendaklah berumur 30 tahun dan ke atas pada tahun permohonan dibuat; DAN
  3. Mempunyai pengalaman bekerja/pengalaman pembelajaran terdahulu yang berkaitan; DAN
  4. Lulus Penilaian APEL bagi Sarjana (yang dikendalikan oleh OUM); DAN
  5. Memiliki kelayakan seperti berikut:
    • STPM / Diploma yang diiktiraf; Atau
    • Matrikulasi / Asasi / Foundation (nilai kredit 50-52 kredit ; nilai gred PNGK 2.00 dan ke atas ; tempoh pengajian sekurang-kurangnya setahun) ; Atau
    • A-Level (jumlah kursus minimum 3 ; nilai gred minimum E ; tempoh pengajian sekurang-kurangnya 18 bulan) ; Atau
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma (jumlah kursus minimum 6 kumpulan kursus dan 3 elemen wajib ; nilai gred minimum 24 point dan ke atas ; tempoh pengajian sekurang-kurangnya 2 tahun).

Normal Entry
i. Bachelor degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent as accepted by Senate; or
ii. Bachelor degree or its equivalent with CGPA below 2.50, is acceptable subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in related field.
** Foreign Student is required to achieve TOEFL (score 500) or IELTS (score 5.0)

OR

APEL entry

  1. Malaysian; AND
  2. The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application; AND
  3. Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
  4. Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM; AND
  5. Possess the following qualification:
    • STPM / Recognised Diploma; Or
    • Matriculation / Foundation (credit score 50-52 credits; CGPA grade 2.00 and above; minimum study period of one year); Or
    • A-Level (minimum of 3 courses; minimum grade E; duration of study at least 18 months); Or
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum of 6 courses and 3 required elements; minimum grade of 24 points and above; duration of study at least 2 years).

Note:

  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Coursework Year 1 Year 2
Sem 1 RM4,473 RM2,982
Sem 2 RM2,982 RM3,479
Sem 3 RM2,982 RM2,982
Total RM19,880

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.


Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note

Processing fee:

  • RM50 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

Core Courses

Course Offered
Credit Hours
CORE – TAKE ALL 12
HMLT5203 – Applying Theories of Learning to Instructional Technology 3
HMID5003 – Principles and Practices of Instructional Design 3
HMOA5403 – Online Assessment Methods 3
HMIR5103 – Research in Instructional Design and Technology 3

Elective Courses

Course Offered
Credit Hours
ELECTIVES – TAKE SEVEN 21
HMLC5303-Learning Communities and Social Pedagogical Networks 3
HMIC5503 – Managing Intellectual Capital 3
HMDD5603 – Design and Development of Interactive E-Content 3
HMHP5903 – Human Performance Technology 3
HMMC5703 – Managing Instructional Technology for Change 3
HMTT6003 -Instructional Technology Development Tools 3
HMUT6103 Usability Testing and Method in Instructional Design Process 3
HMLT5113 Mobile Learning: Trends and Development 3
HMDL5803 Instructional Technology for Diverse Learners 3
HMNS6103 Network Systems and Learning Management 3

Research Project

Course Offered
Credit Hours
RESEARCH PROJECT 7
HMVS6503 – Virtual Seminar: Critique and Review of Electronic Portfolio 3
AND
HMCD 6304 – Conducting Research on Instructional Design & Technology 4
OR
HMPT6404-Practicum In Instructional Design and Technology 4
Total credits to be taken 40

Master Of Instructional Design And Technology (MIDT) FAQs

  1. Is the Master of Instructional Design & Technology (MIDT) recognised by MQA?
    Yes. Please refer to Website URL:
    https: //wwwmqa.gov.my/esisraf/kelayakan.cfm
    When searching, Select Country: Malaysia. Institutions: Open University of Malaysia (UNITEM) and Qualifications, type “Sarjana Reka bentuk Pengajaran”
  2. What is MIDT?
    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.
    MIDT program is an education-related program that focuses on Teaching Design and Technology. This field is suitable for anyone related education either in teaching and learning or in the development of instruction system design such as teachers, coaches, instructional media designers and lecturers, e-learning designers, etc.  Based on experience, we accept students with different backgrounds and experiences such as, teachers, medical doctors, college lecturers, ‘trainers’ from industries such as job street, lecturers, e-learning director, and so on.
  3. What are the requirements for admission to MIDT?
                        Normal Entry

      • Bachelor degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent as accepted by Senate; or
      • Bachelor degree or its equivalent with CGPA below 2.50, is acceptable subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in related field.
        ** Foreign Student is required to achieve TOEFL (score 500) or IELTS (score 5.0)ORAPEL entry
      • Malaysian; AND
      • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application; AND
      • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
      • Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM; AND
      • Possess the following qualification:
        • STPM / Recognised Diploma; Or
        • Matriculation / Foundation (credit score 50-52 credits; CGPA grade 2.00 and above; minimum study period of one year); Or
        • A-Level (minimum of 3 courses; minimum grade E; duration of study at least 18 months); Or
        • International Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum of 6 courses and 3 required elements; minimum grade of 24 points and above; duration of study at least 2 years).
  4. How long is the MIDT study duration?
    It is a 2 year programme
  5. When is MIDT intake?
    January or May or September intake.

  6. MIDT structure
    Refer to OUM portal at https://www.oum.edu.my/portfolio-items/master-of-instructional-design-and-technology/?portfolioCats=63

  7. How many MIDT credit hour?
    40 credit hours (with 12 credits core courses, 21 credits electives courses and 7 credits Research Project)

  8. Any APEL offered in MIDT?
    Yes please refer to the program structure at https://www.oum.edu.my/portfolio-items/master-of-instructional-design-and-technology/?portfolioCats=63

  9. What about MIDT course assessment?
    Students need to do TWO assignments: Assignment 1 (40%) Assignment 2(40%) and Participate Online Forum (20%)

  10. How do the courses in MIDT conducted?
    It is a fully online program (with Online activities: Online Forum, Interactive Online activities and Video Conferencing with Google Meet. Your are recommended to spend your at least 4 hours per week for your online learning.

  11. Who can I contact to join MIDT?
    Associate Prof. Dr.  Zahari Hamidon
    Programme Director
    Master of Instructional Design & Technology
    Cluster of Education and Social Science
    Phone No. (Off): +603-78012186
    Email: zahari_hamidon@oum.edu.my
 ASSOC. PROF. DR ZAHARI HAMIDON
ASSOC. PROF. DR ZAHARI HAMIDONProgramme Director
Tel (Office) :
603 78012186

Email :
zahari_hamidon@oum.edu.my

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