Explore the educational uses and design of technologies through applied theories of learning and instruction. Connect teachers and students to the tools and skills that will make a difference.
Our work draws from a variety of disciplines including cognitive science, sociology, anthropology, the learning sciences, psychology, and computer science, and our faculty and students are deeply committed to research and scholarship, both theoretical and applied.
Our learning technologies faculty take a critical approach to the field, work closely with practitioners in formal and informal learning settings, advancing the use of technology in teaching through community partnerships. They build close relationships with master’s and doctoral students, who have many opportunities to work on faculty research and development projects as well as co-author scholarship and present at conferences.
Our community is committed to challenging inequities education, especially as related to technology access and STEM disciplines. Recognizing that certain social groups have been historically marginalized from STEM disciplines, education, and work, our faculty and students actively work to understand and dismantle the processes and structures contributing to their systematic exclusion.
The learning, media, and technology master’s program prepares students to understand, critique, design, and improve how technology and media are used in learning and teaching. Our students develop a thorough knowledge of learning and instruction theories, as well as theories of the design and use of educational technologies and media. They also explore the educational uses and design of a variety of technologies (e.g., robotics systems, computational media, 3D printing, social media, multimedia, and open online courses). Recent graduates have gone on to positions in K-12, community college, university, organization, and corporate settings as educational media and online learning developers, instructional designers, higher education technology leadership (e.g., Director of Online Teaching & Learning), and technology integration specialists.