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Dual Degree Program

Dual Degree Program – National University of Tainan

  • Welcome

    This website aims to provide information about the dual degree program between Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University (BSU) and the Department of Technology Development and Communication at National University of Tainan (NUTN). bsu_nutn_logo1

  • Dual Degree Program

    As globalization becomes an increasingly important educational priority, the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University (BSU) and the Department of Technology Development and Communication at National University of Tainan (NUTN) have both invested considerable effort in the development of a dual master’s degree program. The program offers graduate students a unique opportunity to earn education degrees in two different countries. Students enrolling in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University (BSU) and the Department of Education at National University of Tainan (NUTN) may be eligible for a dual degree option leading to a either a Master of Science in Educational Technology or a Master of Educational Technology at Boise State and a Master of Education in Technology Development and Communication at NUTN. Advantages The Dual Degree Program has the following advantages:

    • Students can get deeper exposure to internationalization and diversity by having the option of living and studying in a different culture and educational environment.
    • By earning two complementary degrees in two different locales, students can gain access to two networks of local contacts and colleagues, and exposure to potential job opportunities.
    • It is faster and less expensive than pursuing two separate degrees sequentially.
    • It enables students to tailor their educational experience to their specific career objectives.

    If you are interested in the dual degree program, please contact the program adviser at your home institution. We want to know who you are and work with you through the application process to help make this as successful for you as possible. Related Documentation

  • Boise State University

    Educational Technology Admissions Scholarship/Assistantship Student Resources Boise State University is Idaho’s newest and largest university, boasting about 20,000 students. It began as a junior college in 1932, became a baccalaureate-granting institution in 1965, and a university in 1974.  Recently, U.S. News and World Report identified Boise State as an up-and-coming university, which refers to its very rapid growth in size and reputation.
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    Idaho Idaho is a mostly rural state in the northwestern region of the United States. It lies just south of British Columbia, Canada, east of Oregon and Washington, north of Utah and Nevada, and west of Montana and Wyoming. Much of Idaho is mountainous, so recreation focuses primarily on hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, and skiing. It is an important agricultural and recreation area. Primary crops are potatoes, grains, hay for livestock, sugar beets, cattle, and dairy products. For more information on:

    Boise Boise is the capital and largest city of Idaho, although it will seem small by Asian standards. The population of Boise and the surrounding area is about half of a million people. Still, concerts, plays, sports, and university activities provide more than enough entertainment. Boise has vibrant shopping opportunities, especially farmers’ markets, downtown shops, and an almost endless array of chain stores at Boise Towne Square Mall. For more information on:

    Weather The climate in Boise is moderate. High temperatures in the summer usually range from the high 80s to the high 90s (30 to 36 C). Low temperatures in the winter usually range from the low 40s to the mid-20s (5 to minus 4 C). Extreme temperatures summer and winter are common but usually of short duration. Humidity is relatively dry year around, especially compared to Asia’s coastal cities. Average precipitation in Boise is about 12 inches (30.7 cm). For more information on:


    Educational Technology

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    Mission

    The Department of Educational Technology is a diverse network of education scholars, professionals, and candidates who:

    • Lead research and innovations in online teaching and learning
    • Model, promote, manage, and evaluate digital-age teaching and learning resources in K-higher education environments
    • Inspire creativity and expertise in digital media literacies
    • Design and develop imaginative learning environments
    • Empower learners to be evolving digital citizens who advocate cultural understanding and global responsibility
    • Promote and pattern participatory culture, professional practice, and lifelong learning
    • Forge connections between research, policy, and practice in educational technology

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    Educational Technology is an innovative way to design, deliver, facilitate, and manage instruction for learners of all ages, whether it is face-to-face in a classroom, online, or a combination of methods. In our master’s and graduate certificate programs, we offer instruction online to students around the world, using inquiry and project-based education. Our classes are typically hosted in Moodle, Blackboard or other learning management system, and we integrate a variety of additional synchronous and asynchronous communication tools (such as blogs, wikis, desktop video conferencing, and virtual world environments) to support your overall learning experience.

    In Educational Technology at Boise State, you’ll take courses in technology integration into the classroom, web design, flash, theory and skills of multimedia development, program evaluation, web-based video, virtual worlds for learning, instructional design, online teaching, online course design, project-based learning, educational games and simulations, grant writing, and much more. Course assignments are typically customized to your specific work environment–you can apply your learning today!

    You will interact with peers and faculty throughout your coursework, and establish a professional network to support you throughout your career. Learn about leadership by joining and participating in our Graduate Student Association, and connect to your colleagues at all levels through our EDTECH Showcase events.

    EDTECH at Boise State. It’s much more than audio-visual add-ons. It’s a way of engaging learners to understand the implications of technology in today’s society, empowering them to think, supporting them to lead their own learning and career paths, as well as the learning of others.

    EDTECH emphasizes study in educational environments (K-higher education). For information on similar courses and programs in corporate, government, or military environments, please see the Dept. of Instructional and Performance Technology. If you need online courses or a degree that our department doesn’t seem to offer, please check out Boise State University Extended Studies.

    Faculty and Staff

    Please visit https://edtech.boisestate.edu/about/faculty-staff

    Courses

    Please visit https://edtech.boisestate.edu/current-students/course-information


    Admission Procedures

    Deadlines

    • Spring semester (10/15)
    • Fall semester (6/1)

    Admission Checklists

    Step 1: Admission to the Graduate College

    Step 2:  Apply to the Department of Educational Technology The following documents must be received 45 days before classes start to guarantee a seat.  And, these documents must be received before students can be officially accepted into the department.

    2-1. A letter of application containing the following:

    A. Contact information

    1. Your name
    2. Mailing Address
    3. Phone number
    4. Email address

    B.  Desired Degree

    • Master of Educational Technology . . . or
    • Master of Science in Educational Technology
    • And a graduate certificate in an area of specialization

    C.  Personal Statement

    • Master of Science applicants—in about 500 words, tell us about your academic and professional backgrounds and your goals. Then explain two things: (1) Why you want to pursue the M.S. degree and (2) What are your research interests.
    • Master of Educational Technology applicants— in about 500 words, tell us about your academic and professional backgrounds and your goals. Then explain two things: (1) Why you want to pursue the M.E.T. degree and (2) How the courses and portfolio will help you achieve your professional goals.
    1.  Write the personal statement (or essay) in Times New Roman (or equivalent) in 12 point regular type.
    2. Single-space.
    3. Utilize the admission essay grading rubric to edit and critique your statement. This rubric will be used to evaluate your essay.

    Save the personal statement/essay as a Word document and send to codyjessup@boisestate.edu . Applicants who use word processors other than Word should save their document in .rtf format.

    D.  Program Development Form Submit a completed Program Development Form. This is your course schedule. It is a plan of your graduate career.

    Save the Program Development Form as a Word document and send it as an attachment to codyjessup@boisestate.edu .  We will not accept it in any format other than .doc, .docx, or .rtf.

    If you have questions about admissions procedures, write to admissions adviser Jerry Foster at jfoster@boisestate.edu.

    Step 3: Register for your courses

    Once you receive your student number from the Graduate College, register for courses. You do not need to wait for notice of acceptance into the program in order to enroll in your classes. Since enrollments fill quickly, please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat! Directions to register for classes online

    Financial Information

    Fall 2017 - Summer 2018 Course Fees

    Course LevelPer CreditPer 3 Credit Course
    500$450.00$1,350.00
    600$564.00$1,692.00

    (for international students who plan to study in Boise)

     One semesterFull Year
    Health Insurance$ 787.00$ 1,574.00
    Books & Supplies$ 594.00$ 1,188.00
    Room & Board$ 3,510.00$ 7,020.00
    Personal Expenses$ 2,212.00$ 4,424.00
    TOTAL$10,517$21,034

    Scholarship/Assistantship

    Students enrolling in the dual degree program might be able to obtain scholarship support from the host institution. For more detailed information, please contact the program advisor.


    Student Resources

    International Admission Office (http://admissions.boisestate.edu/international/)A Foreign national who holds, or intends to hold temporary, non-immigrant visa/status in the USA, such as F-1, H-4, L-2, etc. or is a ‘pending’ permanent resident (application for permanent resident status to BCIS is submitted but not yet adjudicated) in the USA is considered International for admissions purposes. Intensive English Program
    (http://international.boisestate.edu/intensive-english-program/)
    The mission of the Intensive English Program at Boise State University is to provide opportunities for international students:

    • to improve their English language skills for personal, professional and/or academic success
    • to focus on university preparation and intercultural understanding and communication.

    The Intensive English Program is offered in two eight-week sessions during the fall and spring term and one six-week session during the summer. You can attend one or several sessions. Our classes are adjusted to student needs and interests, and emphasize student participation and interaction.

    International Student Services (http://iss.boisestate.edu/) The International Student Services staff is here to assist you with any questions you may have. They provide support services to international students in the areas of immigration, academics, cross-cultural challenges, and adjusting to life at Boise State University.

  • National University of Tainan

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    Technology Development and Communication Admissions Scholarship Student Resources

    About: http://web.nutn.edu.tw/English/nutn.html
    Brief History: http://web.nutn.edu.tw/english/brief_history.htm
    Campus Beauty: http://web.nutn.edu.tw/gac780/picture/picture.htm
    Campus Map: http://web.nutn.edu.tw/gac420/e-traffic/e_campus-map01.htm

    City Introduction

    Tainan City is a city in southern Taiwan, the fourth largest after Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. Currently a provincial municipality of Taiwan Province, the city merged with the adjacent Tainan County to form a single direct-controlled municipality in December 2010. It is surrounded by Tainan County to the north and east and the Taiwan Strait to the west and south. Tainan’s complex history of comebacks, redefinitions and renewals inspired its popular nickname “City of the Phoenix.”

    Tainan was established as the capital of the Tungning Kingdom in 1661 and remained the capital of Taiwan prefecture under the Qing Dynasty until 1887, when the Qing established Taipei as the new provincial capital. Tainan has been historically regarded as one of the oldest cities in Taiwan, and its former name, Tayouan, has been claimed to be the source of the name Taiwan. It is also one of Taiwan’s cultural capitals, as it houses the first Confucian school–temple, built in 1665, the remains of the Eastern and Southern gates of the old city, and countless other historical monuments. The city is also famous for its local snack food and night markets. Tainan claims more Buddhist and Taoist temples than any other city in Taiwan.

    For more information please visit:

    Time zone : Taiwan/Tainan Time = GMT+8 (does not operate Daylight-Saving Time)

    Weather: Tainan’s climate is mild but humid. Tainan’s year-round average temperature is 23 degrees C (73F), the average is about 25 degrees C (77F) in the spring and fall season, 28 degrees C (82F) in the summer and 17 degrees (63F) in the winter.

    Attractions: The Tainan City boasts its ancient monuments, night markets, great variety of snacks, and above all, hospitable and friendly people. The city is close to the seashore and has fresh, cheap seafood such as oysters. For more information please visit:


    Technology Development & Communication

    nutn As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become pervasive in education around the globe, the master’s program in Technology Development & Communications was established to appeal to those who wish to take an active role in shaping the future  of ICT and Education through research and hands-on experience.  Our program specifically aims to:

    1. Broaden students’ knowledge and experience of a wide range of technology-mediated learning environments and of designing and developing such environments for teaching, learning and communications
    2. Enable students to research and evaluate the use of ICT in education and other contexts;
    3. Provide students with a range of strategies for diffusing ICT innovations in educational settings;
    4. Develop students’ interest in and knowledge and understanding of wider social and theoretical debates that impact on the use of ICT in education.

    Admission Procedures

    • Spring semester (10/31)
    • Fall semester (4/10)

    Flow Chart for International Application

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    Application Forms

    Visa Information

    For detailed Visa information please visit: http://www.boca.gov.tw/np.asp?ctNode=529&mp=2

    Language Competency

    Tuition & Fee

    • Tuition: 15,440 NTD (about $530 USD) per semester (NTD/US dollar exchange rate: around 30:1)
    • General Fee: 6,400 NTD (about $220 USD)
    • Technology Fee: 320 NTD

    Living Expenses

    • Housing: 5000 NTD (about $170 USD for a dorm room, excluding AC electricity fee)
    • Meal Plan: we have on campus cafe serving cheap (around 2 U.S. dollars each meal) and abundant food. Additionally, there are many Eastern and Western restaurants near campus.

    Scholarship/Assistantship

    Students enrolling in the dual degree program might be able to obtain scholarship support from the host institution. For more detailed information, please contact the program advisor.


    Student Resources

    Office of Research and Development
    Please visit http://www.nutn.edu.tw/
    Transportation
    City bus Tainan City Bus Bicycles or scooters (license plate required) are also recommended.
    Health Insurance and Medication
    Please visit health care http://www2.nutn.edu.tw/gac330/newweb/health_care_english.htm

  • Contacts

    Boise State University

    Jui-Long Hung, assistant professor andyhung@boisestate.edu Phone: 1-208-426-5542 Fax: 1-208-426-1451

    National University of Tainan

    Kuan-Chung Chen, assistant professor kcchen@mail.nutn.edu.tw Phone: 886-6-213-3111 ext. 971 Fax: 886-6-301-7011