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Purdue University


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MS in Education in Learning Design & Technology — 100% Online

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Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology gives you vital knowledge and innovative techniques to design and deliver effective instructional materials whether you’re teaching in a classroom or training in a boardroom. Maximize your impact with this accessible and affordable online master’s program in less than two years.

Program Highlights
  • Gain knowledge of how to use instructional design principles to develop effective and efficient support materials
  • Learn the skills and strategies to design, develop, and implement instructional assets that integrate learning technology and align with desired learning outcomes
  • Create an experience-rich portfolio with the coursework you complete throughout the program
Earn Technology Badges to Master Digital Tools

To support your skills in instructional technology, you can learn how to use over 30 (and counting) specific instructional tools through a unique technology badge system. This not only increases your technological proficiency, it demonstrates mastery of the tools to potential employers. Badges can be earned for credit or simply for professional development purposes. The badge system is available to you for the duration of your enrollment in the MSEd program, and the list of available tools is constantly updated.

Example of technology badges:

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Technology advancements and innovations continue to affect the classroom. With continuous innovations in training methods and learning technology, organizations are utilizing social media, visual simulations, social networks and mobile learning in their education and training programs. The need for educators with an understanding of these advancements is on the rise.

K-12 Educators

Whether in the classroom or across a school district, this program is designed to increase learners’ potential with the latest in-class innovations and multimedia programs.

Corporate Educators

Puts instructional designers, e-learning managers and any corporate educator at the forefront of business and government education with the latest tools, tech, and strategies.

Knowledge for Any Learning Setting

The online MSEd in Learning Design and Technology allows you to apply and adapt proven methods to a wide range of training situations and workplace settings, including:

  • Classrooms
  • Business and industry
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Military

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Instructional Coordinator Jobs to Grow 13% Through 2022
Training and Development Manager Jobs to Grow 11% Through 2022


This program requires a total of 35 credit hours, including 29 credit hours of required courses and six credit hours of electives.


Core Courses (total of 29 credit hours)
EDCI 51300 - Foundations of Learning Design and Technology
EDCI 52800 - Human Performance Technology
EDCI 53100 - Learning Theory and Instructional Design
EDCI 56900 - Introduction to E-Learning
EDCI 57200 - Learning Systems Design
EDCI 57300 - Learning Design and Technology Practicum
EDCI 57700 - Strategic Assessment and Evaluation
EDCI 67200 - Advanced Practices in Learning Systems Design


Demonstrating Competency in LDT Badge Series (total of 5 credit hours)
EDCI 60001 – Introduction to Demonstrating Professional Competencies in LDT
EDCI 60002 – Demonstrating Professional Competencies in LDT
EDCI 60003 – LDT Professional Competencies Portfolio


Elective Courses (total of 6 credit hours)
Pick two, at least one Technology Selective must be taken.

Technology Selectives
EDCI 55600 - Computer and Video Game Design for Education
EDCI 56000 - Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning
EDCI 56400 - Integration and Management of Technology for Learning
EDCI 56600 - Educational Applications of Multimedia


General Electives
EDCI 57500 - Foundations of Distance Education
EDCI 58800 - Motivation and Instructional Design
EDCI 63300 - Instructional Design Project Management
EDPS 53300 - Introduction to Educational Research


This is the curriculum as of Fall 2017.

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