PhD in Instructional Design and Open Learning (Online) EUCLID (Euclid University)
Because it is offered, and uniquely so, by an intergovernmental organization with 10 years of proven expertise in online learning, the EUCLID online Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Open Learning takes up the challenge of offering a comprehensive doctoral program at the junction of three specialized fields of knowledge and application: (1) open learning in all organizations (2) online education in a university context, and (3) cross-disciplinary challenges of pedagogy, andragogy and information technologies.
The EUCLID DIDOL (internal code for our online Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Open Learning) is a distance-delivered, non-resident degree program offered by EUCLID (Euclid University), an intergovernmental treaty-based organization with a global university mandate.
Its goal is to prepare both our government-sponsored officials and general-public graduate-level professionals for high-level positions in the vast realm of international technology-enhanced education. Positions are typically obtained with higher education institutions, relevant government bodies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as multinational corporations and global legal educational organizations.
Scholarships and Funding
The staff of the EUCLID Participating States and International Organizations
The approved staff of EUCLID Member States have access to special scholarships.
If you are a full-time, permanent employee working for a government ministry of a EUCLID Participating State, please contact the Secretariat or your National Point of Contact for more information. The same is true of full-time, permanent staff and officials working for intergovernmental organizations.
Citizens and Residents of a EUCLID Participating State
If you are a citizen and resident (both are required) of a EUCLID Participating State, you may be eligible for a partial scholarship. Please contact the Admissions Officer for information and specify your country of citizenship and residence.
Staff and Officials of the ECOWAS Commission
If you are a full-time, permanent employee working for ECOWAS, please contact the Secretariat or the ECOWAS Commission Cabinet Minister for more information.
Citizens and Residents of an OIC Member State
If you are a citizen and resident of an OIC Member State, you may be eligible for a partial scholarship under the provisions of the ICCI – EUCLID Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the Admissions Officer for information and specify your country of citizenship and residence.
Citizens and Residents of an ECOWAS Member State
If you are a citizen and resident of an ECOWAS Member State, you may be eligible for a partial scholarship under the provisions of the ECOWAS – EUCLID Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the Admissions Officer for information and specify your country of citizenship and residence.
The DIDOL offers an in-depth examination of the vast fields of Instructional Design and Online Learning, including instructional design, Learning Management System (LMS), eLearning, technology-enhanced learning, Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) quality, Open Educational Resources (OER), Massive Open Online Courses, ODeL learner support, and publication of a doctoral dissertation which will establish the candidate as a subject-matter expert in a specialized topic of relevance.
This program focuses on the mastery of relevant areas of ODeL, with an initial focus on instructional design and a systematic study of concrete applications of ODeL. Rather than focusing on one area, in particular, the EUCLID MDOL provides a broad and deep overview of the most indispensable ODeL elements.
The degree was primarily designed to train higher education institutions and government staff already working in the field of technology-enhanced learning as well as other educators and professionals seeking to expand their expertise to ODeL. It is also suitable to prepare other professionals and outstanding students for careers with governmental bodies, NGOs, multinational corporations, and international organizations such as the European Union, the Commonwealth of Learning, UNESCO, etc.
- International Academic Writing (Doctorate)
- Argumentation and Critical Thinking
- Instructional Design for E-Learning
- Curriculum Development in ODL
- E-learning tools
- Learning Through Technology (Primary and Secondary Education)
- LMS Platforms
- Quality Assurance in ODL
- Doctoral Thesis
Note: All courses available in the EUCLID database can be considered elective, after review and approval by your EUCLID counselor. Graduate-level degrees may include a certain number of undergraduate electives. Likewise, undergraduate roadmaps may be built using graduate-level courses. Again, prospective students are reminded that the final degree roadmap must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Officer to ensure the logical progression of subjects covered and conformity with international standards.
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This specialized EUCLID program provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career not only in institutions of higher learning but also in e-learning institutions and global organizations. Our alumni have been successful in securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.