Information Technologies of Distance Education

The programme prepares specialists who are able to organise and deliver studies by using modern IT. It provides knowledge and educates the skills related to the application of IT tools in the studies by using modern teaching and learning theories and methods, teaches development of e-learning content, organisation and performance of quality-based virtual and distance studies.

Entry requirements
Code 6211BX010
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Informatics
Cycle Second cycle
Field Informatics Engineering
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Computing
 

Values

Studies

The studies are delivered in distance online via video conferences

The form of studies is convenient to persons who have jobs and live in other cities and also allows choosing the place and time of learning. The use of video conferences ensures quality-based studies.

Skills

Junction between informatics and pedagogy

The studies provide the skills of informatics engineering and pedagogy, whereas the Master’s qualification degree in information technologies allows continuing the professional career of informatics specialists and organising quality-based studies by using IT.

Career

The wages of informatics specialists are one of the highest on the labour market

Pursuant to the statistical data of 2015, the wages of employees of the IT sector are one of the highest in Lithuania and in the world.

Infrastructure

The world class base of studies is used in the study process

The newest world-class hardware and software is used during the studies: video conference systems, virtual learning environment, video filming and editing, animation creation tools, etc.

Lecturers

The study programme is delivered by lecturers with the highest qualification in Lithuania that are known in the world as well

KTU is a leader of the organisation of virtual and distance studies in Lithuania the achievements of which are known world-wide. This study programme is delivered by the scientists who developed the Lithuanian distance learning network, conducted several international programmes and are known in the world due to their works.

 

Skills

Elements – operating systems, virtual learning environments, video conferences
Virtual learning – virtual classes, virtual universities, joined study programmes, progressive learning methodologies
Distance learning – support systems, education process
Pedagogy – e-learning content, standards, methodologies
Basics of informatics engineering Basics of virtual learning Organisation of distance learning Modern communication technologies and learning content

Testimonials

Julita Pigulevičienė

Director at Public Institution “Baltic Education Technology Institute”

 

The Master’s study programme in the field of Information Technologies of Distance Education taught me how to organise and deliver distance studies. I deepened my knowledge of information technologies which are necessary to the distance learning expert. During my studies I worked in the KTU E-learning Technologies Centre where I had the opportunity to advance my career successfully.

Rūta Vizbarienė

Director at UAB “Kurserna”

 

Our company organises courses and performs personnel training in various cities of Lithuania. These were the full-time courses so far that were resulting in some inconveniences. At the moment one of our employees, the graduate from the KTU Master’s degree study programme in Distance Learning Information Technologies, is uploading the courses to the virtual medium. We expect to save not only funds, but also considerable employee resources due to the selected progressive teaching method.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Programming. Individual creation, maintenance and development of modern software systems using appropriate programming measures. Knowledge of functional, logical, object-oriented and parallel programming languages.
– Quality assurance. Development of software systems choosing and using appropriate process models, technologies and programming environments. Knowledge of software adjustment, testing and quality assessment processes and methods.
– Design of systems. Specification of software systems, their components, user interfaces and databases, and design of architecture. Knowledge of effective methods, measures and technologies for analysis, specification, design and simulation.
– Planning, project management. Individual planning and management of software systems projects, efficient individual and team work, effective communication with colleagues and customers. Knowledge of project management principles, measures and technologies, management models and methods.

 

Student’s skills:
– To freely program in modern programming languages in various programming environments while developing new software systems and performing maintenance of available ones;
– Able to analyse, compose and realise operational algorithms for software choosing appropriate data structures;
– Able to analyse the need for software systems and specify requirements for software;
– Able to design architecture of software and its individual components choosing appropriate design models;
– Able to perform adjustment of software, test software system assessing its quality;
– Able to plan and implement software systems development projects applying project management principles, measures and technologies, documentation;
– Able to implement software systems, efficiently working individually and in the team and effectively communicating with colleagues and customers.

 

 

You may become

– Maintenance of communication with network specialists for control and assurance of safety of the Internet and web server, distribution of space and user access;
– Analysis and design of websites;
– Design and development of digital animation, photographs, presentations, games, audio and video clips, Internet applications.

– Formulation and documenting of the systems’ principles with consideration to user’s needs;
– Identification and assessment of efficiency-related defects, preparation of recommendations
– Preparation, approval and implementation of system testing plans.

– Design of computer code, analysis and design of websites;
– Design and development of digital animation, photographs, games, audio and video clips, Internet applications;
– Maintenance of communication with network specialists for control and assurance of safety of the Internet and web server, distribution of space and user access.

– Research, analysis and assessment of requirements for software and operational systems;
– Research, development and improvement of computer software systems;
– Assessment, improvement, updates of software maintenance procedures for operational systems, communications environment and applications, preparation of respective documents, team management.

– Compilation and preparation of software development documents;
– Writing and maintenance of software code according to the approved quality standards;
– Testing, review or development of software aiming to improve performance efficiency or adapt them to new requirements.

– Maintenance and administration of computer network and similar computer environment;
– Provision of recommendations for improvement of system and network configurations, establishment of software requirements;
– Control of master control panels monitoring performance of computer systems and networks, and coordinating computer network access and use.

– Analysis, preparation, interpretation and assessment of complex technical specifications for the systems’ design and architecture, data models and diagrams in the process of development, configuration and integration of computer systems;
– Research, analysis, assessment and monitoring of network infrastructure for assurance of its optimal performance;
– Installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of networks, software, database applications, servers and computerised working places.

– Design and development of database structure, data structure, dictionaries and agreements on the titles of information system projects;
– Performance of scientific research and consulting on selection, application and use of database management measures;
– Establishment of policy and procedures for database access and use, and back-up and data recovery.