The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning concentration in Instructional Technology is intended to prepare professional educators, as well as other instructional professionals, with a specialization designed to develop scholarly expertise in online development, design and assessment in instructional technology venues.
This specialization will focus on current theory in instructional technology, a solid foundation in effective online instruction and facilitation, the design of online instructional materials, and the myriad uses of online instructional technology as applied to a variety of content, resources and subject matter. Furthermore, the specialization will provide individuals with knowledge of instructional technology in a local, regional and global setting. The program will provide a capstone experience that is tailored to meet the needs of each student's specific background and career goals.
The outcomes for the Instructional Technology concentration area include: Professional Knowledge
- Candidates will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of systematic design structures and tools for communicating through technology in classrooms, online or in professional training settings.
- Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the various types of local, regional, national and global online educational settings and recognize relationships of course activities and products to individual educational/instructional philosophies.
- Candidates will produce instructional materials to meet content-specific educational objectives involving components such as audio recordings, video recordings, telecommunications, photography, graphics and computer applications.
- Candidates will demonstrate effective practices in utilizing technology in traditional and online learning environments.
Professional Inquiry and Leadership
- Candidates will demonstrate the ability to design, organize and evaluate technological resources for use in an educational or work environment.