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Online Programs - MA - Educational Technology


For additional information contact:
Professor Kevin Winslow
MA - Educational Technology, Design, & Telecommunications

The Master of Arts in Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Technology prepares graduate students to assume roles of leadership in instructional technology settings in school, business and industry. Graduates will apply acquired technical skills, research and knowledge about equipment, software, current issues, trends, theories, and principles of instructional design to the successful development, implementation, and integration of hypermedia, hypertext, and multimedia in instructional settings. The culminating student project will provide evidence of the student’s expertise in the design and utilization of educational technology. The MA in Education with Emphasis in Educational Technology is a 33 hour program.

Educational Technology Handbook

Core Courses
EDU 50500 Analysis of Teaching/Learning Behavior (3)
EDU 51000 Conceptualization of Education (3)
EDU 57000 Educational Research (3)
EDU 52000 Curriculum Design (3)
  or EDU 60000 Master of Arts Project (3)

Core Specialty Courses
EDT 50010 Educational Technology Theory and Practice (3)
EDT 50020 Transforming Learning with Technology (3)
EDT 50030 Multimedia Applications (3)
EDT 50040 Digital Communication (3)
EDT 50050 Andragogy (Adult Learning) and Distance Education (3)
EDT 50060 Ethics and Issues in Educational Technology (3)
EDT 50070 Educational Technology Seminar and Internship (3)

Masters - Educational Technology, Design and Telecommunications

EDT 50010 Educational Technology Theory and Practice (3)
This course will enable participants to develop an understanding of educational technology and how it can be used to create authentic learning, engage learners and increase rigor in their curriculum. Participants will review and discuss literature and research conclusions about educational technology theory and develop a repertoire of effective techniques and strategies that have reliable evidence of substantial success in instructional settings. Topics such as technology standards, pedagogy, learning strategies, creating a community of learners, assessment of technology products, questioning techniques, and classroom management strategies will be examined.

EDT 50020 Transforming Learning with Technology (3)
This course is designed to enhance and extend the technology skills of practicing individuals, apply those skills in innovative ways, and create an environment that supports collaborative, project-based learning. Participants will study basic and advanced features of software (operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet, concept mapping) and hardware (interactive white boards, projectors, wireless technology, projectors, cameras) and integrating technology.

EDT 50030 Multimedia Applications (3)
This course will enable participants to develop advanced computer skills and apply them in the classroom. Participants will use digital tools to create and manipulate video, audio, the web, text, or animated multimedia.

EDT 50040 Digital Communication (3)
This course will enable participants to use digital communication tools to effectively communicate in different media, be it websites, video, audio, text, or animated multimedia. Participants will select the right medium for the message and create different forms of communication for students, parents and peers. Course participants will be able to describe digital literacy, what it is, and its importance as a skill for this generation of learners. Topics and software such as podcast, discussion boards, websites, video, information literacy, acceptable use, privacy and security policies, digital etiquette and responsible social interactions will be covered.

EDT 50050 Andragogy and Distance Education (3)
This course will provide a foundation in major theories of adult learning (andragogy), digital etiquette, responsible social interaction, and online education. Participants will focus on developing an online course for adult learners by designing and developing an instructional product in digital format.

EDT 50060 Ethics and Issues in Educational Technology (3)
This course will introduce students to contemporary educational technology issues in local, state, national, and international education contexts. The course is designed to evaluate contemporary issues in educational technology at the elementary, secondary, administrative and business levels. This course provides an opportunity for students to reevaluate their conceptualizations and beliefs regarding those contemporary issues identified for discussion. Students will review and discuss literature related to topics such as information literacy, ethics, learn/work skills-set, gaming, interactive web applications, leadership, teacher leadership, past and current legislation, professional development, standards-based education, decisionmaking, copyright.

EDT 50070 Educational Technology Seminar and Internship (3)
This project is designed for field practitioners. The project will be conceptualized at the beginning of the student’s program, approved by their advisor, updated, and refined as the student completes class work during their course of study. The final project will form a coherent package integrating the students’ Educational Technology educational experiences and their anticipated or ongoing professional responsibilities.
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