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Online M.ED. in Learning Design and Technology Career Outlook Program Outcomes

Develop Your Students' Full Potential

The Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology is designed for PreK-12 teachers looking to bring technology, creativity, and innovation to their classrooms. The cutting-edge program equips teachers with a forward-thinking approach to education and learning through technology.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to do the following:

1. Ignite learning by incorporating new knowledge:

  • Value inquiry and information needs in order to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Apply a repertoire of creative and flexible information-seeking strategies to navigate the unfamiliar, take action, or solve a problem.
  • Re-ignite your passion for teaching and learning through scholarship.
  • Engage in research to create something new, acquire insight, transform values, or expand knowledge.
  • Validate understanding and interpretation of information through discourse with others, including experts and practitioners.
  • Employ multimedia, hypermedia, and electronic literature resources to gather and distribute knowledge and information.


2.Center the learner by creating individual abilities:

  • Develop the mindset and ethical habits needed to advance learning in both teacher and student.
  • Apply the science of learning to student development.
  • Evaluate how technology transforms learning.
  • Cultivate reflective practices and redefine the teacher’s role.
  • Develop culturally relevant educational awareness.
  • Model and promote self-directed learning.


3. Design instruction for individualizing learning:

  • Develop a design mindset and process for improvement.
  • Structure environments to ignite creativity.
  • Craft instructional design with an awareness of how learning occurs.
  • Integrate pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, and technological knowledge to deepen learning.
  • Create conditions to optimize engagement and motivation for all learners.
  • Develop authentic learning by intentionally aligning standards, assessment practices, and instructional strategies.


4. Exchange and communicate to create shared solutions:

  • Develop the language and practices to break down the isolationism of teaching.
  • Create learning solutions in consultation with colleagues and the community.
  • Apply global perspective to understanding learning.
  • Create a professional support network.
  • Capture ideas, data, and relationships visually.
  • Employ clear writing and speaking skills appropriate to the audience, including multimedia formats and web publishing.


5. Initiate school-wide change:

  • Analyze system changes required for innovative program adoptions.
  • Work with policy leaders as change agents.
  • Advocate for updated educational approaches to improve student learning.
  • Evaluate relevant trends and approaches from non-education areas (the arts, science, business, etc.).
  • Promote educational equity.

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