What is Learning Design and Technology?
The Learning Design and Technology program prepares graduates to design and evaluate empirically grounded learning environments, products and programs that effectively employ emergent technologies in a variety of settings. Our graduates learn to:
- Create engaging learning experiences
- Assess learning needs
- Identify and solve problems/opportunities in the workplace, health care, schools, government and non-government settings
- Align learning to desired performance outcomes
- Design innovative solutions
- Manage and evaluate programs
- Lead technology innovations
- Improve learning outcomes
- Improve workplace productivity and effectiveness
Why choose a career in Learning Design and Technology?
Our graduates enjoy a high employment rate immediately upon graduation, and often before program completion. Professionals in LDT have creative and flexible work environments.
Some common careers in LDT:
- Director of training and development
- E-learning specialist
- Health educator
- Health personnel educator
- Instructional designer
- Learning and development specialist
- Learning organization specialist
- Medical training supervisor
- Non-profit training specialist
- Performance analyst
- Performance consultant
- Talent development specialist
- User engagement specialist
- User experience designer
Why WSU's LDT Program?
Wayne State University's Learning Design & Technology (LDT) program is among the oldest and most respected LDT programs in the country. The LDT master's students pay in-state no matter where they live. WSU LDT program also offers many courses fully online or hybrid to accommodate your schedule. The program offers a variety of certificates and degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Learning Design & Technology
- Master of Education in Learning Design & Technology (fully online)
- Education Specialist Certificate in Learning Design & Technology
- Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching (fully online)
- Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching
- Doctor of Philosophy
Because of the diverse opportunities of the LDT field, WSU's LDT program offers two master's concentration tracks from which to choose. This option eliminates the "one size fits all" characteristic of many graduate programs and allows students to select plans and develop skills to succeed in their chosen career path. Both concentrations share a common foundation in the identification of needs, design, development and evaluation of learning; however, Learning Technologies focuses on designing innovative learning technologies that support learning, while the Design and Performance Systems track focuses on the broader environment/organizational design to ensure positive impact on human and organizational performance.