November 30, 2023 9:59 am

The 15-credit program in Instructional Design and Technology (GC-IDT) is designed to prepare students for designing instructional materials and integrating technology in a variety of learning environments, such as K-12 schools, universities, and industry. This program does not grant a graduate degree and is not a replacement for a master’s degree. However, the credits earned in this program may be transferable to the ITLD master’s program and other graduate programs.

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to design effective instructional materials that incorporate technology. Students will learn how to use various tools and software to create engaging multimedia content, as well as how to evaluate the effectiveness of their designs. They will also gain an understanding of how technology can be used to enhance learning in different settings.

The GC-IDT program is open to students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate work or have equivalent experience in related fields. Students must take three required courses: Introduction to Instructional Design, Technologies for Learning & Teaching, and Evaluation & Assessment in Instructional Design. In addition, they must choose from a range of elective courses that focus on topics such as eLearning, game-based learning, accessibility in instructional design, and more.

Students who complete this program will be well prepared for careers in instructional design or related fields such as educational technology or training & development. They may also choose to pursue further study by transferring their credits towards a master’s degree in Instructional Technology & Learning Design (ITLD). For more information about the GC-IDT program or any other questions please contact Leping Liu, Ph.D., professor of Information Technology & Statistics at or Li-Ting Chen, Ph.D., associate professor of Quantitative Methods & Learning Sciences at

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