Online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies
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The ASU Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies prepares individuals to design, develop, and evaluate learning technology environments, systems, applications and instructional materials for a variety of formal and informal educational settings.
The Learning Design and Technologies program prepares learning design and technology professionals to design, develop, and evaluate learning structures in a variety of formal and informal educational settings including business and industry. The program emphasizes grounded instructional strategies rooted in established theories of learning, design and development of competency-based instructional materials, and application and evaluation in applied settings. Through projects that provide opportunities to take on authentic, real-world challenges, students apply current research and learning theories to the practice of learning and instructional design, together with the use of emerging technologies.
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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the innovation capabilities of individual educators, schools and organizations, districts, and communities. We know educators are the startup engines of individual minds and society.
ASU is ranked No. 11 in the world in the subject area of education according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. MLFTC is ranked #16 according to the US News and World Report 2020 survey of graduate colleges of education in the US.
Foundations and evolution of the field of learning design and technology; examines accomplishments and issues in the field and explores possible career paths.
Centers on the design and development of competency-based instructional materials, based on a variety of instructional design models, for learning in a multitude of settings.
Explores the theory, research and practice of computer-mediated communication including principles of graphic design for the purposes of creating effective presentations, job aids/infographics and video/audio for educational purposes. Includes a focus on accessibility and Section 508 compliance.
Focuses on the development, design and creation of various forms of Web-based instruction including blended, hybrid and online learning. Examines the characteristics of interactive media, synchronous and asynchronous forms of distance/online learning, eLearning software and project management.
Examines procedures for evaluating educational programs, training systems and new-technology applications. Focuses on basic evaluation concepts, steps in conducting a systematic evaluation project, the preparation of an evaluation report, as well as ethical issues.
Investigates current issues and trends specific to the implementation of web-based teaching and learning as well as practices for effective online instruction. Examines online learning principles, practices and their effectiveness by exploring the use of related systems and applications.
Studies grounded instructional strategies rooted in established theories of learning to form the basis of building instruction. Explores how teaching, learning and performing can be designed via technological environments to support instruction.
Preparation of a supervised applied project that is a graduation requirement in some professional majors.
Identifies current and future trends in the field of educational technology. Examines key trends, developing technologies and the affordances these technologies might offer, as well as the challenges with implementation that might be faced. Prepares students to embrace the ever-evolving nature of teaching and learning with technology, and how this may impact the process of design. Our awareness and openness to change influences our practice, and staying current with trends is an important characteristic of any future role related to educational technology that one may have.
Overview of educational inquiry from controlled, quantitative to qualitative, naturalistic. Emphasizes locating and critically interpreting published research.
The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge by drawing on a range of academic disciplines including cognitive science, sociology and psychology, gaining insight into important questions about student experience and outcomes. 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.
Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
The letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can speak to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program.
The personal statement should describe the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this degree.
GRE scores are not required for admission.
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