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MSEd Instructional Design in E-learning
At Northern State University, students have the opportunity to complete an MSEd in Instructional Design in E-learning. Students will take a total of 35 credits over the course of the program. The credits are split into three sections: coursework, internship, and thesis or elective(s). Some of the courses students would take include: Graduate Research and Design, Multimedia Design and Development, and Teaching and Learning with Digital Technology. Throughout these courses, students should learn skills important for conducting research, how to design and develop interactive media/multimedia such as audio, animation, graphics, and hypertext, and how to integrate technology into teaching and learning environments with a focus on the issues of equity and ethical use of technology. Students will need to apply Kolb’s experiential learning theory and Blooms taxonomy to explore how virtual learning environments and models can be used to analyze learning outcomes.
The internship for this program consists of 2 credits and is a supervised, field-based learning experience. Students may not necessarily be paid for their internship. During their internship, students will receive a higher level of instruction and supervision compared to field experience courses. Students will have their choice of completing a thesis or taking various electives, however, if students do not chose the thesis, they must complete 6 credits worth of electives. The thesis process requires students to present the results of a study after extensive one-on-one work with a professor and other members of the committee.
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