The Graduate Diploma in Instructional Technology prepares you for a career as a designer and developer of instructional materials and technology in educational settings. You will learn to evaluate learning materials and reorganize instructional systems to improve overall performance for individuals and organizations. You will learn to assess needs related to materials and technologies, apply sound learning theories and design solutions for classrooms and other educational organizations. The course draws on partnerships with start-ups, NGOs, corporations and universities to link classroom learning with real world training. We offer a "field work" option that gives you the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned in a work situation.
Bachelor's degree with at least a major or the equivalent in any subject.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
12 credits – Required Courses
ETEC 513 - Learning Theories(3 credits)
ETEC 550 - Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3 credits)
ETEC 551 - Fundamentals of Human PerformanceTechnology(3 credits)
ETEC 571 - Administering Educational Technology Groups(3 credits)
ETEC 572 - Project Management(3 credits)
ETEC 573 - Consulting Skills for Educational Technologists (3 credits)
18 credits – Elective Courses
ETEC 507 - Philosophical Issues in Educational Research
ETEC 521 - Educational Cybernetics
ETEC 535 - Principles of Educational Message Design
ETEC 536 - Evaluation in Education and Training
ETEC 537 - Educational Gaming and Modelling
ETEC 540 - Research Methods I
ETEC 541 - Research Methods II
ETEC 552 - Knowledge Management
ETEC 560 - Introduction to Educational Computing
ETEC 562 - Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning
ETEC 565 - Introduction to Digital Media in Education
ETEC 566 - Comtemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education
ETEC 569 - Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction
ETEC 576 - Human Resources Development
ETEC 580 - Global Perspectives in E-Learning
ETEC 581 - Fundamentals of Distance Education
ETEC 590 - Field Experience
ETEC 593 - Special Issues in Educational Technology
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