Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Instructional Design and Technology Online

Learn how to use technology to facilitate learning and improve organizational performance.

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#25 in Best Online Master's in Education Technology — Best Colleges, 2019
Winning team in 2019 and 2010 for the International Society for Performance Improvement University Case Study Competition
Offers a technology leadership specialization as well as concentrations in distance learning and human performance technology

Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. Overview

Prepare to solve complex challenges in organizational performance, corporate training and professional development, or classroom learning with the University of West Florida’s master’s degree in instructional design and technology online program.

The M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology provides learners with the skills necessary to analyze complex organizational challenges and identify, design, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate solutions. Graduates are prepared to lead technology integration efforts as well as training and other performance improvement initiatives in K-12, higher education, healthcare, military, corporate and other organizational settings.

You’ll study the latest technology and its uses for teaching and learning and prepare to design learning systems for anyone, on any topic, in any format. You graduate ready to optimize performance in classrooms, companies, face-to-face interactions and distance-learning programs.

Choose the Right Degree Path For You

Our online master’s in instructional design program provides customized learning options with your choice of a specialization or one of two concentrations.

  • Technology Leadership Specialization
    Develop your ability to identify and analyze organizational problems and opportunities and solve those challenges with the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of processes and resources.
  • Human Performance Technology (HPT) Concentration
    Learn to analyze individual and organizational performance issues and identify, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate solutions to improve performance.
  • Distance Learning (DL) Concentration
    Apply current technology tools in online environments with a focus on integrating modern distance education and virtual training systems. UWF graduates with this degree work in curricular, instructional, performance or distance-learning environments where they design, produce and evaluate instructional materials and manage teams or technology projects.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Individuals passionate about helping others achieve optimal performance through workplace learning and the purposeful use of technology
  • Teachers interested in developing the skills necessary to integrate current and emerging technologies in their classroom
  • Those interested in developing the skills needed to design effective learner-centered instruction for audiences of any age, in any area of specialization