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Learning Technologies offers new grad degree online

Anthony Rodriguez
Thu, 2016-03-31 04:47

Students can now earn a graduate degree from the College of Education and Human Ecology that is completely online.

The Master of Learning Technologies program will train students to bridge the gap among all education levels by creating effective learning environments using technology.

“Our approach integrates K-12, higher education and training to help break down the barriers between them,” said Rick Voithofer, associate professor of learning technologies and the program’s chair.

“Getting these groups talking together, with technology as the common ground, will get people to think more broadly about how each can prepare the other for success.”

The Master of Learning Technologies is a 30-credit program providing in-depth research-based professional training. It can be taken either full- or part-time.

The streamlined curriculum teaches students a range of topics including:

  • instructional design
  • media and technology skills
  • assessment
  • research-based practices
  • learning theory
  • specific applications such as online learning environments

“There has been a growing demand for high-quality, online degrees in learning technologies with the rise of jobs in the field,” Voithofer said. “We’re very excited to begin offering this specialized degree to students from Ohio and beyond”

The program starts autumn semester. The deadline to apply is June 1. Students accepted into the program will complete an online orientation prior to the start of classes Aug. 23. The orientation will offer self-guided lessons and resources on how to be successful in an online program as well as a social hub to get to know your peers.

“We want you to feel as if you’re part of a community, even if you’re learning online,” Voithofer said.

The Master of Learning Technologies is authorized or pending authorization to accept students from all 50 states. International students should contact graduate student services in the Department of Educational Studies for more information.



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