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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary program focused on the intersections of learning and technology in formal and informal educational settings and in society at-large.

The program prepares you to design, implement and evaluate learning technologies for a diverse range of educational contexts including K-12 environments, higher education, distance education, corporate and non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations and programs.

Faculty and students in this program 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. Areas of focus studied by faculty and students include:

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Design-based research
  • Digital learning design and development
  • Education, technology, policy and globalization
  • Entrepreneurship in Educational Technology
  • Games and simulations
  • Learning analytics and modeling
  • Learning experience design (instructional design)
  • Learning technologies, digital divides and diverse populations
  • Motivation and engagement in online learning
  • Online, blended, and mobile learning and teaching
  • Social and cultural interactions in online learning
  • Technology and educator preparation
  • Technology for classroom interaction and engagement
  • Technology professional development for K-12
  • Wearables and virtual reality
  • Youth, technology, and non-school environments

Degree Programs

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

Master of Learning Technologies
This fully online program prepares you 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, and engaging colleagues and parents. Topics include ethical and responsible uses of technology tools, instructional design for K12 technology-integrated learning experiences, teacher professional development/coaching, and leading efforts to build and support technology infrastructure.

Minor in Technology and Youth
The minor in Technology and Youth provides the knowledge and skills needed to create meaningful technology-based learning experiences for children and young adults.

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