Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Learning Technologies (LT) applies contemporary research and development from interdisciplinary fields such as education, psychology, communications, and technology. We use knowledge from these fields to design effective, efficient, interactive, and engaging learning environments. The LT Program offers graduate-level master’s and doctoral degrees which prepare professionals for various positions in education as well as professional industries.
Working closely with faculty, students can expect to be involved in contemporary research and design projects using state-of-the-art technologies. Courses in this program cover topics such as instructional design, foundations of LT, teaching and learning with technologies, multimedia design, analysis of emerging educational technologies, and the future of online learning. Our graduates serve as university faculty, instructional designers, evaluators, trainers, and managers of instructional systems in public schools, business, government, higher education, military, and other settings.
Research focuses on school contexts and teacher knowledge and experiences that support the establishment of digital equity for learning in K-12 schools, classrooms, and communities.
Examines inequities in digital spaces and focuses on creating technology-enhanced learning opportunities for socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school students and supporting in-service teachers to integrate technology in their classrooms.
instructional technology innovation for learning transformation game-based learning playful learning & enactive role-play augmented / virtual reality for learning instructional systems design online / blended learning environments connected learning ...