Education and Information and Communication Technology

Social and Legal Sciences

The general goal of this University Master in Education and ICT could be defined in a broad sense as the training of experts in advanced knowledge and skills to research into: ICT-assisted teaching-learning processes developed on on-line environments, training programmes and educational innovation projects on ICTs in formal (both schools and universities) and non-formal educational institutions, the design and development of educational software, on-line teaching materials, digital contents with educational applications distributed through digital media and technologies. Through this master, graduates in fields such as Pedagogy, Teaching, Social Education, Psychology, Information Technology or Engineering can specialise in the academic and research area of education and ICTs

General information

  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Methodology: Online
  • Place:
    • Faculty of Education
  • Academic direction:
  • The formation of experts with advanced knowledge and skills to research into: ICT-assisted teaching-learning processes developed on virtual training environments, educational innovation projects and training programmes on ICTS in formal education institutions (both school and university) and non-formal, the design and development of educational software, on-line didactic materials, digital contents and educational applications distributed over digital media and technologies
  • The aim is for graduates of this Master to obtain specialised academic knowledge and the skills that will allow them to conduct applied research in sectors such as:
  • Educational research centres (Observatories, Foundations, Universities)
  • Publishers of text books and educational material
  • E-learning and distance learning companies
  • Companies that create and develop IT applications
  • Educational administrations: public education centres, etc.
  • Private education centres
  • E-learning units in both public and private universities
  • Virtual campuses of any educational level
  • Media companies (press, radio, television, cinema) and companies of the leisure industry (videogames)
  • Educational entrepreneurship on Internet
  • ICT and media study centres
  • Educational units of cultural centres like libraries, museums, etc.
  • This Master in Education and Information and Communication Technologies is a 60-credit programme (48 compulsory, 12 Dissertation) and, due to its research orientation, it makes graduates eligible for writing a doctoral thesis
    General skills
    • Know the theoretical advances arising from current studies on the impact and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on education
    • Understand the different approaches, problems and lines of research currently under investigation in the different disciplines relating to ICTs applied to Education
    • Apply the methodological and scientific knowledge for designing, developing and disseminating research and innovation projects on the impact and use of ICTs in different educational contexts and institutions
    • Properly use academic documentary sources and specialised digital resources in the area of research into Education Technology

    Specific skills
    • Understand the theoretical foundations of ICT-assisted training processes in education centres
    • Know the advanced foundations of information technology, telecommunications and software engineering and their educational applications
    • Analyse the current theories on the socio-cultural and educational impact of ICTs on 21st-century society
    • Know how to do an information search to design research projects using the bibliographic sources and resources available on Internet associated with the area of Education and ICTs
    • Know the ways of disseminating research results
    • Know the quantitative and qualitative methods, approaches and procedures in educational research
    • Apply both theoretical and methodological knowledge to conduct research projects into education and the ICTs
    • Acquire theoretical knowledge and planning, assessment and research planning for plans and programmes to incorporate ICTs in education systems
    • Know the current research approaches, trends, line and groups in the area of Educational Technology (domestic and international)
    • Analyse the dimensions and processes involved in elaborating research projects and assessing educational programmes developed over virtual environments or e-learning
    • Acquire theoretical and methodological knowledge on educational software development, portals, web tools, apps and videogames
    • Acquire the scientific knowledge and processes involved in designing and assessing digital educational environments and contents
    • Know the processes and procedures for organising, managing and administering social media, web portals, social networks and other digital resources of educational institutions
    • Know how to draft an academic research report explaining the theoretical framework, its methodological design, the results obtained and the conclusions
    • Have advanced knowledge of different tools, applications, educational software, Web 2.0 tools and social media for educational purposes

  • The master is open to any university graduate, but it is especially aimed at graduates from the Faculties of Education, University Teacher Training Schools and other university centres that participate in training educators and/or teachers of any educational level, along with Higher Technical Schools of Information Technology. The preferred qualifications are: Infant Education Teacher Degree, Primary Education Teacher Degree, Degree in Pedagogy, Degree in Social Education, Degree in Psycho-pedagogy, Certificate in Social Education, Master’ degrees in their different modes (Infant, Primary, Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Speech Therapy), Technical Computer Engineers, I.T. Engineers, Graduates in I.T. Engineering, Master in Secondary Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education, 6th form, Vocational Training and Language teaching. Other post-graduate qualifications that accredit training in the area of education. As this Master is offered as a distance learning course, its doors are open to the students of other Spanish universities studying the qualifications above, but mainly to students from Latin America

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