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MS Training and Development in E-learning
At Northern State University, students have the option of pursuing an MS in Training and Development in E-Learning. The program requires students to complete a total of 35 credits, which includes an internship (2 credits) and a thesis and/or electives (6 credits). If students chooses not to pursue a thesis, they will need to take 6 credits worth of various electives. The internship students partake in will be closely supervised, more so than any of the field-experience courses.
Some of the courses students will taken in this program include: Models of Educational Leadership, Graduate Research and Design, Multimedia Design and Development, Communication in the Digital Age, and Strategic Management of E-Learning Environments. In Models of Educational Leadership, students will be taught about various models and philosophies of educational leadership, with an emphasis on the development of learning supported by the school community. Students should learn how to design and develop interactive media and multimedia such as audio, video, animation, and graphics in their Multimedia and Development course in addition to becoming acquainted with technology-related legal, ethical, and societal issues. In the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship course, students will study strategic and organization issues in the development of new technology, with issues being examined from both the perspective of large corporations and beginning technology-based enterprises. Finally, students will take a Psychology of Learning course to study current learning and information processing theories and current research with implications for curriculum and instruction.
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