In addition to a broad foundational understanding of the key concepts of design, innovation, narrative, and analytics, our program offers several tracks from which students are able to focus their studies including Learning Design, Technology Innovation, Learning Analytics and Higher Education Leadership. Once enrolled in the program, students will indicate their preferred track(s).
Learning Design Track:
The Learning Design track explores the process of design, design theory, and design methodology in order to understand that design is a process of innovation that is intentional, systematic, and dynamic. Students will explore critical facets of instructional design, as well as the tools needed to address teaching and learning challenges.
Technology Innovation Track:
The Technology Innovation track engages students in a deep study of the intersections between technology and learning in higher education, with practical experience in applied innovation. Students will explore the role that policy, leadership, and analytics play in designing, developing, and implementing new media technologies.
Learning Analytics Track:
The Learning Analytics track will enable students to harness the power of data with regard to learning–and learners–to shape the future of education. In this track, students will not only engage with educational data mining and statistics, but also theories from psychological perspectives in relation to judgement and decision-making.
Higher Education Leadership Track:
The Higher Education Leadership track prepares students to become future leaders of higher education institutions. In this track, students will explore decision-making, finances, and politics within institutions of higher education.