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Learning Technologies

The Learning Technologies program offers two graduate degrees – a Master of Learning Technologies and a Doctor of Philosophy, in addition to a Computer/Technology Endorsement. This interdisciplinary educational technology program focuses on intersections of learning and technology in formal and informal educational settings and in society at-large.

Some of the settings addressed in the program include K-12 environments, distance education, e-learning, online education, higher education, urban education, corporate and non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations and programs.

Students in the program are exposed to a variety of technologies and media including distance learning, mobile learning, online learning environments, learning design, educational multimedia, computer-based instruction, mobile technologies, MOOCs, classroom technologies, educational games, learning analytics, and electronic portfolios.

Areas of focus studied by faculty and students include:

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning 
  • Education, technology, and globalization
  • Online educational research
  • Learning analytics
  • Educational policy and technology
  • Technology and educator preparation
  • Design-based research
  • Learning technologies, digital divides and diverse populations
  • Youth, technology, and non-school environments
  • Games and simulations
  • Wearables and virtual reality
  • Online and mobile learning and teaching
  • Learning experience design
  • Curriculum development
  • Program and product development and evaluation

Students in this area integrate theoretical and practical studies of technologies and media through pedagogical, psychological, social, cultural, economic, historical and political research, in addition to the production of educational technologies.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Learning Technologies
Students prepare for careers in academia and the professional world as they become leaders in learning and technology. Students will develop their expertise in the field by conducting research that affects multiple audiences and learning environments.

Master of Learning Technologies
The new Master of Learning Technologies is a fully online program that prepares students with the professional expertise to support learning with technology in a number of settings including education, non-profit, government and professional organizations.

Bachelor of Science in Education, Child and Youth Studies (Technology and Youth)
The Technology and Youth specialization in Child and Youth Studies prepares you to design, develop, implement and evaluate technology-based learning experiences in a variety of educational settings.
 

Other Programs

Computer/Technology Endorsement
This fully online program provides licensed educators (teachers, administrators and district personnel) the know-how to use a variety of technology to improve student learning.