An interdisciplinary threefold scientific approach

This program positions smart educational technologies to provide education for all (primary, secondary, higher, and lifelong education). This approach puts everyone's professional project at the heart of learning, whether for a start-up, a student, an HR director or an education professional.
 

The program benefits from a threefold scientific approach:

  • in computer and digital sciences, students will not only master the current tools, but acquire the skills to participate in the development of digital tools with educational added-value. Moreover, students will learn to create the contents and tools of tomorrow, using machine-learning algorithms applied to learning, usage and evaluation data
  • in the education sciences, students will acquire the tools to build, test and analyze innovative and engaging training devices (learning through play, original and creative learning activities, pedagogical actions guided by the needs of learners, skills assessment systems, hybrid and online device engineering, etc.) in a variety of contexts, such as companies or schools
  • in applied cognitive science, students will benefit from the latest developments in neuroscience and behavioral psychology to propose effective and human solutions


 

Content of the training program

The program includes courses such as innovation and co-creativity, EdTech formation (e.g., game-based learning), innovative pedagogy (e.g. instructional design), computer science and technology initiation (e.g. making robots and IoT), and also two projects and two internships which can be conducted abroad.

We expect high-level engagement and participation from all the students of the program, and you will be able to co-construct your own learning path.

This MSc corresponds to 60 ECTS/year x 2 years, so a total of 120 ECTS credits for the program.

It is also possible to apply to individual modules instead of the entire MSc program. This option could be interesting for students who prefer to study one or two courses only and not follow the entire program. The modules will be available at the beginning of the academic year 2021-2022, starting in September 2021.

If you are interested in applying only for SmartEdTech modules, you can contact our pedagogical team: msc-edtech@univ-cotedazur.fr

Our goal is to share education with everyone. Beyond our program offering monitored and individualized training, all our resources are open and reusable.
In particular we are going to offer free online courses:

Digital Medial, Tools and Technology in Education: An introduction
Educational Informatics  
You can connect to the Moodle platform anonymously to try the courses.
And more in a near future.
This may also help you, if you want to see a part of what you will learn with the MSc SmartEdTech program.


 

Weekly attendance and classrooms sessions

The program is organized around three main study structures:

Weekly synchronous online meetings

The synchronous online meeting every week , on Tuesday at 5pm (Paris time), from September to April.
These sessions, delivered by either SmartEdTech faculty or external experts, aim to bring an overview of each course which students then work  on autonomously. The teachers will provide guidelines and further explanation of course content and to approach and achieve the different assignments.

Autonomous and asynchronous courses

The autonomous and asynchronous courses are offered online via the Moodle platform. For each course students have to go through the course content, visualise different resources such as articles and videos, join groups to work in teams or discuss on forums. On this platform, it is also  possible to submit the different assignments required to validate the course.
The assignments are different for each course. They can include group work, videos, reports, quizzes, and more...

Two intensive study periods per year in Nice

There are two intensive study periods per year in Nice, one week each in October and April. At least one of those two weeks is mandatory to attend.
The intensives weeks are a great way to connect with the rest of the SmartEdTech community, share with the other students and the teachers in person, work on hands-on activities in teams, discover new EdTech tools, visit the university and of course enjoy the city of Nice!