Online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies

An instructional design degree prepares you to take on a vital position in education. You will build an understanding of theory and technology and how they can improve learner outcomes. After graduation, you may design, develop and test many types of learning structures, such as online instruction. You can choose to work in a formal education setting or play a role in industry training.

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Next start date: 05/17/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is learning design and technology?

Learning design and technology centers on the development and review of educational structures to improve educator effectiveness and student outcomes. Implementation is another key element, as is effective incorporation of relevant technology. Professionals in this field work to build and improve a wide variety of programs, both in traditional education settings and professional learning environments. Their efforts are crucial in academia, business and many other sectors.

Why should I earn a Master of Education in learning design and technology?

 

Learning design and technology professionals help others build knowledge, supporting personal and professional growth in traditional educational settings, business training programs and other areas.

Digital education will only grow more important with the increased focus on technology and online learning in academic and business settings. This program builds critical competencies related to designing effective online learning, preparing students to effectively use technology and effectively aiding in professional and personal development to meet the needs of today’s learners. If encouraging educational success is important to you, this degree can put you in a position to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

You may find a strong connection to this learning design and technology program if you have interests in some or all of the following areas:

  • Education and training, whether formal or informal.
  • Technology use.
  • Visual communication.

Is this an instructional design degree?

Yes, this learning design and technology degree can be seen as an instructional design degree. Instructional design and learning design are similar processes, although they have some important differences. Instructional design tends to focus on the teacher’s role. Learning design, on the other hand, emphasizes students. Both share a common goal: improving the educational process.

Educational technology courses

The master’s in learning design and technology online curriculum combines theory and practice for an in-depth education. You will take on relevant challenges and apply your knowledge in a variety of projects. Cutting-edge technology is a key area of focus. Featured courses include:


Core course

Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education


Core course

Learning Theories and Instructional Strategies


Core course

Foundations of Learning Design and Technologies


Core course

Design and Development of Instruction


Core course

Design of Effective Communications


Core course

Modalities of Learning


Core course

Evaluation of Learning Systems


Core course

Issues in Online and Distance Education


What can I do with a degree in learning design and technology?

An educational technology degree can open the door to many career paths related to academic learning and job training. You could choose to work in primary, secondary or higher education, or seek out positions in the private sector tied to developing and evaluating learning models. Specific career examples include but are not limited to:

Curriculum designer or developer.

Educational software consultant.

Instructional designer.

Online learning specialist.

Technology coordinator.

Faculty on the leading edge of education theory and practice

Faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines — including cognitive science, psychology and economics — to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Faculty on the leading edge of education theory and practice

Faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines — including cognitive science, psychology and economics — to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Educational technology degree admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Education in learning design and technologies program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, 2021, our college ranks in the top 15 best online graduate programs in the nation.

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