A major/degree in Educational/Instructional Technology is a program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula.
Includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Educational/Instructional Technology (use the College Search feature and enter "educational technology” or “instructional technology” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Educational/Instructional Technology?
A major/degree in Educational/Instructional Technology can lead to a career in several different sectors. Education, business, military, or a media design company are just some of the areas. Job title examples are corporate trainer (business), faculty support and development specialist (education), training materials designer (military), and curriculum developer (media design).
Associations and Professional Organizations in Educational/Instructional Technology
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology
- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
- United States Distance Learning Association
Publications/Magazines in Educational/Instructional Technology