This master's program is designed to equip students in various industry contexts to work collaboratively with business leaders and subject matter experts to identify opportunities and recommend solutions to address learning needs; apply new and emerging technologies to design, develop, and implement innovative solutions to learning and performance problems; and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of learning interventions using metrics, measures and analytics that align with business objectives. Students will be able to perform these functions individually and as part of interdisciplinary design teams using a variety of methodologies, learning technologies and digital courseware development packages.


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Banner Code: E1-MS-LDTC

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 30

Core Coursework

EDIT 601Exploring Trends and Professional Identity in the Learning Design and Technology Field1
EDIT 701Exploring Career Opportunities in the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) Field1
EDIT 704Instructional Technology Foundations and Theories of Learning3
EDIT 705Instructional Design3
EDIT 706Business of Learning Design and Technologies3
EDIT 730Advanced Instructional Design3
EDIT 732Analyzing the User Experience in Learning Design and Technology3
EDIT 751Perspectives on Learning Analytics3
EDIT 752Designing and Evaluating the User Experience in Learning Design and Technology3
Total Credits23


Select 7 credits from the following:7
Web Accessibility and Design
Scripting and Programming
Visual Design and Applications
Project Management
Social Media and Digital Collaboration Applications
e-Learning Design Applications
Mobile Learning and Applications
Educational Research in Technology
Innovations in e-Learning
Online Teaching Essentials
Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality, and Gaming Applications
Total Credits7