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Instructional design and technology encompasses the creation of dynamic learning content for online delivery. The field is growing rapidly in private, governmental and nonprofit settings alike as organizations seek to optimize and adapt their learning content to online and mobile platforms.
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Instructional Design stands apart because it equips students to:
The 30-credit Instructional Design & Technology program is comprised of six required courses and four electives. Required courses provide students with a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in the field, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow students to enrich and round out their studies.
Below is a sample Instructional Design & Technology curriculum. Please note that available courses are subject to change.
RIDT 101: Principles of Online Instructional Design
RIDT 110: Foundations of Instructional Technology for E-Learning
RIDT 115: Digital Ethics & The Legal Landscape of Instructional Design
RIDT 130: Advanced Instructional Design & Assessment Strategies
RIDT 140: Managing Instructional Design Projects
RIDT 150: Instructional Design and Technology Practicum
RIDT 120: Learning Management Systems for Course Development
RIDT 170: Interactive Multimedia Courseware Design
RIDT 180: Learning Analytics for the Online Classroom
RMGT 150: Social Media and Collaboration Technology in Organizations
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in instructional design and technology have grown by more than 20 percent since 2004.
Instructional designers partner with industry professionals, academic faculty or other subject matter experts to leverage a variety of instructional technologies and content authoring tools to support the creation of high-quality learning environments and experiences.
Instructional Design and Technology students often hold job titles such as:
Our Instructional Design and Technology instructors understand the challenges of modern industry. Whether they’re creating cutting-edge online curricula or building new instructional technologies, they structure their GPS curriculum to draw on real-world expertise and connections that ultimately help our students advance their career goals. Here is a sampling of Instructional Design and Technology instructors:
Brian Salerno, MS is the Director of Online Learning and Assessment and Program Chair of the M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology at Brandeis University's Division of Graduate Professional Studies. Brian has over a decade of experience in instructional design and leading eLearning development teams. He has spent his career designing, assessing, supporting, and teaching fully-online courses and programs at various colleges and universities. Brian's academic focus is primarily in the fields of interactive communications, instructional design and technology, and social media. In addition to his work in higher education, he previously lead his own firm, focusing on web development, interactive content design, social media, training and development, and branding for a diverse clientele.
Dr. Kim Round currently serves as Director of Instructional Technology at Saint Anselm College. Previously, she has held technology leadership roles at Kaplan Higher Education, Merrimack College and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. She was selected for the prestigious 2014 Breakthrough Models Academy, sponsored by Educause and Next Generation Learning Challenges. Kim’s research interests include cloud computing’s impact on organizational leadership, as well as next generation learning management systems. Dr. Round earned her Ph.D in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University, and her M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University.
Elisabeth Stucklen, MS, is a senior instructional designer with more than ten years of experience working in online higher education and faculty development. She has extensive experience in the fields of online course design, content development, online instruction, and project management. Elisabeth earned her Master's degree in Instructional Design & Technology from Emporia State University, where she has also facilitated graduate-level courses in Moodle. Elisabeth also holds a Moodle Course Creator Certification.
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