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Explore our Online MS in Instructional Design and Technology

This master’s degree program in instructional design and technology will teach you to build quality education and training experiences using employer-recognized Adobe technology.

Those who can analyze learning or training needs and design technology-supported instructional materials have seen double-digit career growth within the past four years. In this master’s in instructional design and technology program, you'll learn to apply theory, research, creativity, and problem-solving skills to a variety of technology applications in order to help reshape the way information is created, integrated, and delivered. You will also develop the skills to assess, create, and manage training materials. The combination of these skills will help you to support technology-based training in educational institutions and corporate training environments. Through your coursework, you will gain the experience needed to efficiently and effectively use technology and multimedia tools, including Adobe Captivate and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

 

A Relevant Instructional Design and Technology Degree

When you choose to earn your master’s degree in instructional design and technology from Walden, you will gain career-focused training from a leading online university that uses the tools of technology to develop cutting-edge curricula. You’ll benefit from Walden’s own experience in online content development and instructional delivery. Plus, you’ll gain firsthand knowledge of a learning management system and how it is used to provide engaging and content-rich instruction.

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General Program and Specializations

General Program

This General Program offers a core of education, instructional design, research, project management, and evaluation courses designed to give you a well-rounded education with direct application in the workplace.

Online Learning

Learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery.

Training and Performance Improvement

This specialization focuses on managing and delivering training programs and on improving workplace performance through quality instruction.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admissions Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s MS in Instructional Design and Technology program will be prepared to:

  • Design and implement conditions for learning by applying principles, theories, and research associated with instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.
  • Develop instructional materials and experiences by applying principles, theories, and research related to print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.
  • Use processes and resources for learning by applying principles, theories, and research related to media utilization, diffusion, implementations, and policy making.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles, theories, and research related to project, resource, delivery system, and information management.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles, theories, and research related to problem analysis, criterion references measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate equitable access to instructional materials for all learners.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply common technology tools to create innovative learning solutions and materials.

Technology is rapidly changing the way people learn throughout higher education, businesses, and government agencies. With the advancement of emerging technologies, the dynamics of how people learn, both on-site and online, is much more accessible and interactive. The web, social networking applications, online applications, and mobile learning are redefining the way we communicate information.  

Realizing this, organizations are focused on hiring and developing talented and knowledgeable personnel to help reshape the way information is created, integrated, and delivered. Instructional designers are becoming a very important part of the curriculum-development process. Those who can analyze learning or training needs and design technology-supported instructional materials have seen double-digit career growth within the past four years.

Technology-enhanced learning trends will continue to open doors to job opportunities in explosive growth areas such as online learning in P–12 and higher education. Earning an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden can prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to excel in a number of positions, including:

  • Instructional designer
  • Training developer
  • Online instructor
  • Performance improvement consultant
  • Manager of e-learning delivery
  • Information architect
  • Course editor
  • Desktop publishing, Web design, or multimedia specialist
  • Educational technology specialist/consultant

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