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Ed.D. Instructional Design and Technology

Choose a concentration in Performance Technology or Instructional Technology.

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Ed.D. curriculum aligns with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Framework, ensuring rigor and educational best practices
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Instructional Design and Technology, Ed.D. Overview

The University of West Florida’s newly expanded, fully online Doctor of Education in Instructional Design and Technology is for professionals who want to effectively apply research and theory to achieve educational goals and improve performance in a variety of settings. This program prepares graduates to fulfill leadership roles related to organizational development, technology integration and workplace learning across sectors.

UWF’s online doctorate in instructional design and technology offers two concentrations: Performance Technology and Instructional Technology. The Performance Technology concentration investigates how organizational analysis, the principles of change management and systems thinking can be used to improve performance and learning in various organizational settings. The Instructional Technology concentration helps to develop expertise in the theoretical constructs and best practices associated with the design, development, implementation, evaluation and administration of instructional systems.

Core coursework provides foundational knowledge related to the theory and practice of instructional design and technology. Courses will guide you through analyzing the organizational learning system; determining the instructional goals; designing, developing and implementing solutions for reaching those goals and evaluating the effectiveness of those solutions. Built-in residencies allow you to foster personal relationships with faculty, fellow students and others in the industry. Despite the fully online nature of this program, you will feel fully engaged in an active learning community.

Ideal for working professionals, the instructional design and technology Ed.D. complements current job responsibilities while providing expanded career options. In addition to careers in K–12 and higher education, graduates from UWF’s online Ed.D. in instructional design and technology program are prepared for roles in healthcare, government, U.S. military, business and corporate positions or any setting where there is a need to improve organizational performance, integrate technology and/or facilitate workplace learning.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Education and training professionals
  • Community college, state college and university personnel
  • Social and health-related personnel
  • Community civic leaders

You Will Be Able To:

  • Apply theoretical and empirical best practices to create solutions that resolve complex organizational and individual performance problems
  • Generate action research studies utilizing appropriate quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods strategies
  • Diagnose and conceptualize solutions for individual and organizational performance problems
  • Critically evaluate inferences drawn from empirical research and practice in the field of instructional design and technology
  • Apply ethical practices in professional interactions and when conducting research studies
  • Develop logical, well-reasoned arguments to guide future research endeavors and projects in the field
  • Disseminate research findings and recommendations to culturally diverse stakeholders using appropriate modalities

The University of West Florida is a member institution of the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED). This selective membership includes colleges and universities committed to undertaking a critical examination on the education doctorate through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback, and evaluation.