SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
This is an exciting time for instructional design and technology professionals! There is a growing demand for professionals with eLearning experience. The learning design and technology program will give you the skills you need to take on a number of careers - from corporate learning to K12 teaching.
The Learning Design and Technology program applies adult-learning principles throughout the program. The program emphasizes interactive learning and provides you with opportunities to solve real-world problems. From day one, you will begin to build an online portfolio of your work which provides you an opportunity to bring your coursework together in an attractive way for prospective employers.
The fully online degree option allows you to fit your schedule and your lifestyle and gain new knowledge, regardless of your location.
Learn more about the Learning Design and Technology degree programs below:
This degree program will give you the skills you need to design and facilitate online learning opportunities for learners in higher education, K12, and corporate settings. You'll experience interactive learning, hands-on projects, and collaborative team work - all highly marketable skills. You will: create web-based instructional products that incorporate multi-media and hypermedia techniques and applications; and develop important leadership and research skills. You will then create an online portfolio that exemplifies best practices in eLearning. The entire program takes about 2 years to complete.
The world of learning in adult settings is changing fast. It's not just about training and formal education anymore. It's about helping people pursue their learning goals individually and in teams. With skills, you learn in the Instructional Design program option, you will create Web resources, multimedia demos, job aids, online modules - anything that helps adults learn and perform better on the job. These instructional-design skills are in high demand in corporate, healthcare, government, and higher education settings.
Think about how education will be different in ten or twenty years. How will children engage each other and share resources - together in class or at home online? What kinds of technology-mediated experiences will they have? This master's option in learning design and technology, plus endorsement for K-12 teachers will equip you to provide leadership to your school or district - using learning technologies that are already changing how people learn.
Licensed teachers will qualify for a Colorado endorsement in Instructional Technology. Through a variety of projects and experiences, you will integrate learning technologies into your daily teaching activities and demonstrate the impact on students' achievement - and help fellow teachers do the same.
Teacher librarians must add value to a school and contribute directly to the school’s goals and priorities. The Teacher Librarian Leadership MA degree will prepare you with the information-technology, pedagogy, and leadership skills you need to help students and teaching colleagues succeed and adapt to the demands of today’s world of information and technology.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus!
Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
These programs are offered fully online. Successful completion of the MA degree requires a minimum of 30 graduate semester hours. The time to completion varies, but many students finish in two years.
The need for eLearning professionals is growing, not only in K12 and higher education but in corporate settings too! Students who complete the Learning Design and Technology program go into a broad spectrum of work and a variety of settings including:
|INTE 5100 - Planning and Designing for Instruction|
Instructional design is the process used to analyze, design, develop, and evaluate learning solutions. You will identify a gap in learning or performance and design a learning solution in the form of courses units, modules, and other instructional resources.
|INTE 6720 - Research in Learning Design and Technology|
Analysis, evaluation, and production of research in instructional technology. Methods for observing instruction, assessing learning, and collecting participants reports to improve instruction. Development of recommendations for action based on research findings.
|INTE 6750 - Elearning Trends and Issues|
This course examines definitions, history, core concepts, and current trends and issues related to the practice of instructional technology. Topics include instructional systems design, theories of learning and instruction, change management, performance improvement, emerging technologies, equity and access, and mobile learning.