Purdue University

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Purdue University


(877) 497-5851

(877) 497-5851

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

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 513000: Foundations of Educational Technology (3 credit hours)
EDCI 53100: Learning Theories and Instructional Design (3 credit hours)
EDCI 56900: Introduction to E-Learning (3 credit hours)
EDCI 57200: Introduction to Learning Systems Design (3 credit hours)
EDCI 57300: Instructional Development Practicum (3 credit hours)
EDCI 57700: Strategic Assessment and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
EDCI 67200: Advanced Practices in Learning Systems Design (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following two classes:
EDCI 56400 Integration and Management of Computers in Education (3 credit hours)
EDCI 52800: Human Performance Technology (3 credit hours)

Demonstrating Competency in LDT Badge Series (total of 5 credit hours)
EDCI 59000 – Introduction to Demonstrating Professional Competencies in LDT (1 credit hour)
EDCI 59000 – Demonstrating Professional Competencies in LDT (1 credit hour taken 3 times)
EDCI 59000 – LDT Professional Competencies Portfolio (1 credit hour)

Elective Courses (total of 6 credit hours)
EDCI 55600: Computer and Video Game Design for Education (3 credit hours)
EDCI 56000: Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
EDCI 56600: Educational Applications of Multimedia (3 credit hours)
EDCI 56800: Partnering With Web-Based Tools For Learner Centered Environments (3 credit hours)
EDCI 57500: Foundations of Distance Learning (3 credit hours)
EDCI 58800: Motivation and Instructional Design (3 credit hours)
EDCI 62700: Instructional Design Project Management (3 credit hours)
EDPS 53300: Introduction to Educational Research 1: Methodology (3 credit hours)

This is the curriculum as of Fall 2017.

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