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Online Master in Distance and Open Learning
(Instructional Design)


Institutional Overview and Related Programs

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public a specialized master's degree program called the EUCLID Online Master's in Distance and Open Learning (MIDOL). This field of study or specialization is sometimes called Instructional Design.

Its purpose is to prepare future expert leaders in the field of online / open learning, able to work at the highest level of responsibility in universities, colleges, schools as well as corporate and governmental organizations.

It is the only online master's degree program in this specialized field, organized by an international intergovernmental organization with 10 years of proven expertise in globalized distance, online and open learning.

Note: For information about our Online PhD in Distance and Open Learning (EUCLID DIDOL), please visit this page.

Note: For information about EUCLID as an institution, including Participating States, scholarship programs, inter-institutional agreements and accreditation, please visit this page.

Academic Presentation

EUCLID's Master's in Distance and Open Learning represents 40 US credits (60 ECTS) of coursework beyond a Bachelor's degree. As part of the program, all students must prepare and present a portfolio, project or thesis.

An interesting aspect of this program is that EUCLID is itself an intergovernmental institution specialized in open learning, and that this program is delivered using EUCLID's best-of-class methodologies and technology platforms.

This programs combines theoretical and practical knowledge, with an emphasis on the actual practice of online / open teaching and learning. Modules will cover, for instance:

- quality assurance processes (with review of actual standards)

- review of LMS platforms (Moodle, BlackBoard, NEOLMS, LearnDash, ATutor, etc)

- review of MOOC an Open Learning platforms (Coursera, Udemy, Eliademy, EdX)

- actual course design (iSpring, Captivate)

- challenges associated with online / open learning.

LMS Screen

Among the suggested areas of focus are:

  • LMS implementation
  • Quality Assurance in Open Learning
  • Globalization and competition in Open Learning
  • Comparative studies among actors
  • Open Learning as a Sustainable development agenda
  • Transformation of the higher education in the 21st century.

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Program Brochure and Admission Requirements

For more information on a specific point, please contact the Admissions Office.

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the latest edition of the UNESCO-IAU handbook.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
  • Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

Curriculum / Program Courses or "Roadmap"

EUCLID Online Master in Distance and Open Learning (Instructional Design) courses (from EUCLID CMS database):

Course Name
US Credits
-ACA-401 International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
-TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking
-EDU-LMS LMS Platforms
-EDU-ELT E-learning tools
-EDU-QA Quality Assurance in ODL
-EDU-CDEV Curriculum Development in ODL
-EDU-TECH Learning Through Technology (Primary and Secondary Education)
-EDU-DES Instructional Design for E-Learning
-EDU-TREND Trends in Higher Education
-EDU-MOOC MOOCs and Open Educational Resources
-DIP-606 Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis
Total Credit Hours (US):

Elective Courses:

Course Name
US Credits

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EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide |Euclid University):

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International Headquarters: Bangui, C.A.R.; Banjul, The Gambia

Email: [email protected]

Institutional High Steward: President Faustin Touadéra, PhD (Mathematics; Lille, France)

Diplomatic and Academic High Steward: Ambassador Juan Avila, PhD (Education; Fordham, USA)


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