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The Miami University online graduate program in Instructional Design and Technology is designed to prepare and foster practitioners in the field of instructional design and technology and educational media for various settings including business, industry, higher education, government, military, and healthcare.

Students who are interested in working as instructional designers for non-K-12 environments such as higher education, industry, government, military, and healthcare should pursue the Masters of Instructional Design (M.A.).

Program Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates to design, develop and integrate instructional media, methods and systems which integrate data-driven research in behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, learning theories, constructivist and critical/cultural theoretical perspectives of teaching and learning.
  2. To prepare graduates to design, develop and evaluate instructional media, materials, methods, and systems which integrate various types of technology and technology media for teaching and learning.
  3. To prepare graduates to participate in research about the design, development, and evaluation of instructional media, materials, methods and systems.
  4. To prepare graduates to provide leadership in the design, development, evaluation, and selection of instructional media, materials, methods and systems.
  5. To prepare graduates who continue to develop new models and methods of instructional design integrating emerging innovations in technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to design and develop inclusive instructional media, methods, and systems that integrate data-driven research in the diverse disciplines that inform instructional design.
  • Students will be able to conduct analyses (needs, learner, and task) for a learning environment and target learners to inform the design, development, evaluation, and selection of instructional media, materials, methods, and systems to meet instructional needs.
  • Students will be able to design, develop, and evaluate inclusive instructional media, materials, methods, and systems which integrate various types of technology and technology media to meet instructional needs.
  • Students will be able to develop formative and summative evaluations for models and methods of instructional design integrating emerging innovations in technology to meet instructional needs.