Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology (PGDET)

Updated on 20 Jul, 2018

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology (PGDET)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


The eligibility condition for this programme is graduation in any discipline.

Rs. 6,600 (programme fee) + Registration fee of Rs.200 

With the passage of time, technology mediated education is becoming the norm rather than an exception. This is true not only for distance teaching and learning but also in situations involving face to face teaching and learning. Today it is necessary for teachers and trainers and those associated with the development of educational soft wares to gear up for educational processes that embed technology. The programme, Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET) has been developed to provide knowledge and skills related to this area.

Objectives of the Programme

This programme aims to develop a cadre of teachers and other professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills for organizing teaching and training with the help of appropriate technologies. The objectives of the programme are as follows:

The programme will help the learners to:

  • Develop an understanding of the nature of educational technology and its impact on teaching and learning;
  • Build up an awareness about the various educational technologies and their pedagogic uniqueness;
  • Develop the skills needed for making optimum use of the technologies enabling collaborative practices and sharing of educational resources;
  • Make judicious selection of technology and integrate it successfully in the instructional system;
  • Develop the know-how of designing and developing courseware for various media.  

Project Reports

Project Reports are to be developed by students with the help of project manual and submission of the project report and viva will be at the concerned Regional Center

Programme Coordinators: Dr. Sutapa Bose   ([email protected] 011-29572942)
Ajith Kumar. C. ( [email protected] 011-29572940)
CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MES-031  ET-An overview  6
 MES-032  Communication and information Technology  6
 MES-033  Computer Technology  6
 MES-034  Designing Courseware  6
 MES-035  Project  6
Target Population

The target population would comprise the following:
  • Teachers teaching at different levels
  • Developers of educational softwares for various media
  • Educational administrators
  • Others interested in the field of educational technology
Medium of Instruction

The Medium of Instruction for this programme is English.
Duration of the Programme

The duration of the programme is of minimum 1 year and maximum 2 years. You may appear at the Term End Examination (TEE) after one year of enrolment in this programme. In case one cannot clear all the courses in one go, there is no need to appear for the course(s) already cleared during the previous Term End Examination.
Weightage of the Programme

This programme is of 30 Credits with five courses of six credits each. At IGNOU, one credit is considered to be equivalent to 30 hours of study and other academic activities relevant to the Course. It gives you an idea of the inputs required by a course of study.
Programme Fees

The programme fee is Rs. 6,600/- for the entire programme. The total fee has to be paid at the time of admission.
Study Centres

IGNOU has established a number of study centers and programme study centres through out the country. These centres provide counseling facilities on scheduled days at fixed hours on a regular basis, and also function as information centres, resource centers and exam centres. Each student is assigned a study centre/ programme study centre where he/she submits the assignments to the study centre coordinators. In case the student cannot visit his/her study centre/programme study centre in person, the assignments can also be mailed to the coordinator of the centre.
The programme PGDET consists of 5 courses. The details are as follows:


Course Code
Title of the Course
Type of Course compulsory/ optional
No. of blocks
ET - An Overview
Communication and Information Technology
Computer Technology
Designing Courseware


Course Description

Course1 (MES- 031): ET - An Overview
This is the first course of the programme, PGDET. This course provides an overview of the field of Educational Technology. It introduces you to the discipline -Educational Technology, through discussions on the meaning, nature and impact of this area on educational. It also explains the pedagogic foundations of technology mediated delivery of instructions. This course includes deliberations on issues such as the concept of educational technology, its place in a systems approach to teaching and learning, policy issues related to educational technology, etc.

Course2 (MES- 032) : Communication and Information Technology
This course deals with the various Information and Communication Technologies useful for providing educational and training. Teaching and learning may be within a classroom as well as outside it when the learners learn on their own. Both the cases involve communication. While in the former case, there is direct communication between the teacher and the learners, in the latter case also there is communication. The only difference in the two situations is that in the latter case, communication is through a medium which could be print or electronic media. Within classrooms also, the teacher may use various technologies to communicate with the learners. This course will acquaint you will these aspects.

Course 3 (MES- 033): Computer Technology
This course is designed to develop understanding of the computer as a system and its utility for teaching and learning. It will help the learner to use stand-alone as well as networked machines and information sources for teaching-learning purposes. Today computer is used for carrying out many of the activities necessary for educational software development and also for delivering the software. It is expected that this course will help people involved in activities like text-designing and layout, those engaged in the production of educational softwares as well as those using telecommunication devices for teaching/training to use computer and communication technology for various educational purposes.

Course 4 (MES- 034) : Designing Courseware
The curriculum is the basis of selection of learning experiences for teaching and learning in both face to face situations as well as in distance education. The learning experiences to be provided are abstractions that are concretized in the form of the content to be taught and learnt. The content is thus the courseware which may be taught directly by the teacher or through a technology. The courseware is delivered though the print or audio or video medium or it may be in multimedia form. Again the courseware can be meant for teaching with the help of computer. Online delivery of coursewares over the Internet is also getting popular. There are thus a variety of media through which courseware can be delivered. This course will acquaint you with the process of designing courseware for various media.

Course 5 (MES- 035): Project
The fifth course is the project which has to be carried out by you. Through this course, you will get the opportunity to put into practice the theoretical concepts enunciated in the first four courses. This course thus suggests a mechanism for practising and applying the necessary skills, experiencing ground realities and thus gain first hand knowledge about aspects related to technology mediated teaching – learning scenarios. The project spells out certain activities that you would have to undertake. It has been designed in such a way that all the four theoretical courses are covered.
Regional Centres: