Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Learning Design and Technology: Instructional Design and Adult Learning MA


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This track is designed to help you develop skills for creating quality instructional materials and professional-learning experiences that help adult-learning audiences learn and perform better on the job. Throughout the program, you will apply learning, instructional design (ID), and professional-development principles to the creation of digital and web resources, multimedia presentations, job aids, and online learning modules. These skills are in high demand in corporate, healthcare, government, non-profit, and higher education settings. You will experience interactive learning, hands-on projects, and collaborative teamwork as you develop expertise in core ID skills: creating curriculum, evaluating program quality, encouraging innovation, and leading organizations toward productive change and growth. You will submit an online portfolio in the final semester, referred to as a base camp. The base camp helps you establish your professional web presence and digital footprint as a thought leader and helps showcase your instructional-design accomplishments to employers and other professionals. The courses in this program are fully online unless specified otherwise, and the program may be completed in two years.

Instructional Design and Adult Learning MA program requirements

30 semester hours (each course is 3 semester hours):

Core, 15 semester hours:

INTE 5100 - Planning and Designing for Instruction  
INTE 5665 - Learning with Social Media and Networking  
INTE 6750 - Trends and Issues in Learning Design and Technology  
INTE 5711 - Creative Designs for Instructional Materials  
INTE 6720 - Research in Learning Design and Technology  

Electives, Choose five courses (15 semester hours):

INTE 5660 - Developing Self-Paced Online Modules  
INTE 5320 - Games and Learning  
INTE 5670 - Creating Synchronous eLearning Experiences  
INTE 5680 - Producing Media for Learning  
INTE 5200 - Crafting eLearning Experience  
INTE 5250 - Teaching Strategies for Online and Blended Learning  
INTE 5340 - Learning with Digital Stories  
INTE 6930 - Internship: Learning Technologies  

INTE 6999 - Leadership for Technology Innovation  

 
INTE 5000 - Design Thinking and Educational Innovation  

Comprehensive Examination for all LDT Students

The comprehensive exam consists of a professional portfolio, referred to as a base camp, wherein students demonstrate program competencies through work products and related accomplishments. The base camp is created throughout the LDT program and submitted for faculty review during the final semester. For more information, see the LDT Current Student Resources website https://education.ucdenver.edu/academic-services/student-resources/graduate/learning-design-technology.

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