EUCLID’s Online PhD in Instructional Design and Open Learning
Because it is offered, and uniquely so, by an intergovernmental organization with 10 years of proven expertise in online learning, the EUCLID online PhD 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 (PhD in Instructional Design and Online 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.
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 PhD 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 DIDOL 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…
EUCLID = Best-of-Class Online Education in Practice
Image above: This program is focused on applied research and real-world applications, designed to deliver applicable skills to its graduates. It combines the best of a traditional PhD (applied research) and professional doctorate (DBA style) which is competitive marketability.