The Graduate Diploma in Instructional Technology prepares you for careers in developing instructional and informational materials, and in assisting with technology projects in training and communication departments, higher education institutions, schools, and nonprofits. In the program, you explore how to design and develop instructional and informational materials as well as broader campaigns that link these together to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. Preparation in learning theories ensures that instructional and communication strategies used address human learning and cognition. Courses in using production tools, communication skills, consulting, designing games, and administration prepare you for real-world challenges. An optional Field Experience (internship) with one of our wide network of corporate, government, and community partners guides you in applying the skills learned through the program and launching the next phase of your career.
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
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.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
Identify educational problems and apply developments in psychology, information/communication and technology, management and systems analysis to solve them in your consultancy as an education technology professional.