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- An innovative curriculum
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- Next Start Date
- January 13
- Est. Program Length
- 2 years
- Course Length
- 8 weeks
- Cost per Credit
- Credit Hours
- Credits Accepted
*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $675.40 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $7.50 will apply for all students.Request Info
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Designed for individuals who want to specialize in educational technology, the online Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology program successfully prepares you to design, implement and evaluate digital learning environments. With a comprehensive curriculum, the instructional design and technology online program increases your instructional effectiveness and prepares you to take the next step in your career.
The instructional design and technology online degree is offered in a fully digital format, allowing you to earn your degree while keeping your commitments to work and life. Attend school when and where it’s right for you and earn a career-advancing credential at your own pace.
Topics of Study
When you enter the online instructional design and technology program, you’ll be preparing to teach the latest digital skills and proficiencies. Key topics of study include:
- Multimedia technology
- Research techniques
- Instructional design
- Intellectual property
- Emerging technologies
- Educational philosophy
- Instructional technology integration strategies
This program is aligned to standards set by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). By the time you graduate you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to create, use, assess and manage theoretical and practical applications of educational technologies and processes.
- Develop as a reflective practitioner able to demonstrate effective implementation of educational technologies and processes based on contemporary content and pedagogy.
- Facilitate learning by creating, using, evaluating and managing effective learning environments.
- Design, develop, implement and evaluate technology-rich learning environments within a supportive community of practice.
- Explore, evaluate, synthesize and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve performance.
Courses & Requirements
Our online instructional design and technology degree requires a total of 32 credit hours.
- EDUC 5003
- EDUC 5013
- EDUC 5113
- EDUC 5133
- EDUC 5183
- EDUC 5363
- EDUC 5603
- EDUC 5933
- EDUC 5943
- PSYCH 5313
- EDUC 5702
The course will cover theory and application of digital media in the public school classroom. Design and production of materials including sound recording/editing, video recording/editing, graphic scanning/editing, web page development and distribution of digital materials.
Advanced Educational Technology Strategies
This course focuses on knowledge and skills in the selection and integration of current technologies to support teaching and learning. An emphasis is placed on 21st Century education and the development of digital learning environments.
Techniques of Research
Introduces students to the theory of educational research by developing competencies in literature review, library research, data analysis, research writing, and developing plans for applied or action research. This course will consider the ethics of research with human subjects. Students must earn an “”A”” or a “”B”” in this course. If a “”C”” is received, student will have to retake the course.
Modern Philosophies of Education
Current educational philosophies with special emphasis on those of the United States; provides for understanding of modern education practices.
Contemporary Issues in Education
An investigation of current social, political, economic, and cultural issues related to education; their impact on the school; and their implications for teaching.
Principles of Instructional Design
This course presents the concepts, principles and methods for designing effective instruction. Topics studied include aligning instruction to standards, developing instructional objectives, planning instructional activities, designing instructional materials, assessing learning outcomes and evaluating instructional effectiveness.
Survey of Intellectual Property
The Survey of Intellectual Property addresses the concepts and trends related to ownership and technology in navigating the web; respect and integrity; distribution of works; alternatives to intellectual property; domain names; business methods patents online; and jurisdiction.
Survey of Emerging Technologies
This course will explore the latest trends in technology that are now or soon will be, impacting K-12 education. Students will examine the possibilities and challenges of the currently most prominent emerging technologies as applied to a variety of learning spaces.
Educational Technology Leadership
This course prepares educational leaders to effectively plan, evaluate, and manage technology initiatives to support teaching, learning and operations in educational settings.
Advanced Educational Psychology
Principles of learning, development, and social factors influencing learning motivation and achievement. Theoretical perspectives and research regarding development, social-cognition, learning and motivation are examined as these influence educational decisions and classroom practices.
Educational Technology Capstone
This course engages completers of the M.Ed. Educational Technology program in a culminating experience to extend learning in a topic of relevance and interest to each individual student. Capstone projects are flexible in nature but are expected to demonstrate a synthesis and application of concepts learned throughout the Educational Technology program. The capstone project will be presented to a faculty committee and possibly with other audiences.
- EDUC 5691-3
Development of an acceptable thesis, according to the departmental guidelines. A maximum of three hours may be counted toward the degree. Continuous enrollment is required until a thesis acceptable to the thesis committee and the Graduate Dean is presented.
To be accepted into ECU’s M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology program you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade-point average on all undergraduate coursework to date; or
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 credit hours of coursework; or
- Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for at least 9 credit hours of graduate coursework
How to Apply
To apply, you must submit the following materials:
- Complete application
- Transcripts of all completed work (baccalaureate and graduate) from an accredited institution
- A personal statement. Explain your career goals, how an ECU degree will help you accomplish those goals, your interest in the field and any actions you have taken to pursue this interest. You must also describe any skills, attributes or experiences you possess that would aid in your future profession.
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Costs & Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
|Tuition||32 credit hours||$318.25*||$10,184.00|
|Total with transfer credits (up to 9)||$7,319.75|
*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $675.40 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $7.50 will apply for all students.
Fees and tuition subject to change.
At ECU Online, we strive to ensure your education is as affordable as possible. Learn more about your options for financing your education by visiting our Financial Aid page.View Financial Aid
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The online instructional design and technology program prepares you to advance in your professional field with an in-demand specialization. Here are a few career options available with this degree:
Instructional designers develop and improve instructional materials for individuals who use certain products, such as computers. They may be responsible for determining course needs, adhering to adult learning theory, troubleshooting issues and other related duties.
Average annual salary: $61,455
Information Technology (IT) Trainer
IT trainers are responsible for creating and implementing educational programming for companies and organizations. They may teach staff how to use certain computer equipment, assess trainee learning, review test materials and related duties.
Average annual salary: $59,660
All information cited from PayScale.
Yes! In addition to the traditional educator path, this degree prepares you for other instructional roles outside the classroom. Job titles might include educational technology director, technology integration specialist, technology trainer, instructional designer or academic technology specialist.
In today’s world, technology use is considered an essential life skill. It allows teachers to experiment more with instructional methods and receive immediate feedback on their effectiveness. Digital instructional materials offer the latest information available, giving students the opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of knowledge. Technology also provides instructors with access to more teaching resources and provides ways for them to track and encourage full student participation.
Technology has become an integral part of the education landscape. Whether creating digital learning environments, building strategies to improve student performance or helping older adults improve their computer literacy, instructional design and technology specialists ensure that students remain connected and prepared to live and work in a digital world. And because ECU’s instructional design and technology program is offered fully online, you’ll experience the ultimate flexibility when it comes to earning your degree.
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