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The curriculum for the Instructional Design & Technology Master of Science Degree Program is based on a simple concept: providing new tools and methods to improve instruction. Many of today’s learners have embraced technology’s role in their day- to-day lives, but few conventional instructional practices have taken advantage of this reality. The innovative approach of the Instructional Design & Technology program is designed to give you hands-on experience with the type of dynamic media that can transform a traditional instructional setting into an inspirational and interactive atmosphere. It’s about crafting an environment where media skills and technology form the language of the learning environment. Throughout the program, you’ll discover how to incorporate interactive instructional tools to enrich the learning experience. Some of these methods include the use of tools like Apple’s professional media creation applications and other digital media concepts, and even techniques like storytelling methods and game strategies. You’ll also explore different theories about how people learn, discover how to take advantage of different motivational techniques, and learn how to create compelling and inspirational content for online curricula. This well-rounded education will help you enhance your content creation skills in preparation for entering or advancing through the career fields of corporate training, instructional design, education, and online learning.
Master's Objective Our goal is to provide you with focused knowledge and understanding of learning and instructional design theories, curriculum development, media design elements, and technology applications, allowing you to be successful in the corporate training, instructional design, and education fields. Upon completion of this master’s degree program, you will have an enhanced ability to create, develop, design, and produce instructional content using a variety of technology applications for corporate or academic environments. This program will also help develop your writing, time-management, and team building skills to assist you in the development and dissemination of engaging instructional content, innovative media design, and technology projects that captivate and inspire today’s learner.