Boise State University’s College of Education first offered an online master’s in educational technology for educators and trainers more than a decade ago. This week, the research university announced it will expand its online graduate school of education offerings to include a new online doctoral program, an EdD in educational technology.
The Idaho State Board of Education approved the new distance doctoral degree last week after reviewing the university’s mission statement for the new EdD program. Boise hopes the new program will encourage greater research and application development in the emerging area of educational technology.
The doctor of education in educational technology (EdD) program was developed at Boise State University in the summer and fall of 2011. The new degree program is built on the foundation of a highly successful online master’s degree program with a research thesis option that was launched at Boise more than a decade ago.
The Ed Tech program has spearheaded the development of new K-12 classroom technology systems, such as the quest-based learning experience 3D Game Lab. The research efforts of doctoral candidates at Boise will likely continue to focus on new models of learning and efficacy in regards to harnessing Ed Tech systems.
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