Wayne State University

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Instructional Technology


Wayne State University's Instructional Technology program is among the oldest and most respected IT programs in the country. WSU IT grads are highly sought after by business, industry and education.

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Instructional Technology (IT) is a field concerned with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of learning, performance improvement and instruction through:

  • designing instruction (including all the phases of activity from needs assessment to evaluation)
  • applying learning theory to instructional design
  • selecting delivery systems and designing techniques for a given delivery system
  • assessing human characteristics
  • conducting process and product evaluation
  • managing change and adopting innovations
  • building teams and managing projects
  • integrating instruction with other factors that influence human performance
  • implementing delivery to reach learners when they need it
  • using technology in support of the development and delivery of instruction

Our program provides graduate curricula for Master's (including Master's distance programs), Educational Specialist and Doctoral students. Starting in September, 2012, we will also offer a Bachelor's degree program in IT.

Master's and Education Specialist programs emphasize four distinct areas:

  • Performance Improvement and Training
  • K-12 Technology Integration
  • Interactive Technologies
  • Instructional Design

Latest IT News

GRA Positions for 2014-15

John Keller of ARCS fame to speak at Spring Reception, May 2, 2013.

New: Bachelor's degree in IT

Dates for ED 7999 for Spring-Summer, 2012

New ID emphasis for M.Ed. program

WSU approved to grant Educational Technology Endorsement

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