CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The online Master of Science Program in Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi stands out from more than 50 other academic institutions across the country. The online IDET program in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was recently recognized by AffordableColleges.com as the fifth most affordable online masters in Educational Technology. The ranking evaluated 50 IDET online master programs for their affordability and quality based on financial metrics, student success data and the prevalence of online learning.
“This masters program allows students a considerable amount of flexibility to explore areas of personal interest in real-world projects,” said Dr. Susan Elwood, Associate Professor for the Department of Teacher Education at A&M-Corpus Christi. “As an IDET student, you will work with your faculty advisors to develop a program of study emphasizing K-12 school, higher education or adult training environments you wish to focus on in your career.”
A great amount of students pursuing a master’s degree in educational technology stop their educational preparation because full-time job obligations, family’s responsibilities and unwillingness to compromise their income. However, the Island University’s IDET master’s program addresses this issue by supporting a balance between study, work and life.
“The IDET program allowed me to offer the very first Instructional Design Faculty Training at our seminary,” said Tina Villarreal, an IDET master’s student at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi who works at the South Texas School of Christian Studies seminary. “IDET allowed me to integrate instructional design training strategies such as collaborative learning, differentiated instruction, and hand-on activities that the seminary faculty could then turn around and apply in their own classrooms to make student learning more effective.”
The IDET is a 36 credit-hour program to help educators become trainers, instructional designers, e-learning specialists and teachers. The educational professionals master their skills in software, hardware and tech processes to help student learning and improve student performance in varied training and school settings. In addition, the program offers classes using computer applications in education and design strategies for online instruction and learning management systems.
According to AffordableColleges.com, Educational Technology expects to experience continued growth, and the Island University’s program is ready to meet these demands. IDET offers quality academic knowledge with a lower cost. Professionals in the field can experience flexibility and freedom while they work toward using and managing innovative educational technology.
“We are focused on anywhere anytime learning, employing the latest course authoring tools, mobile technologies, learning analytics, and Augmented Reality,” said Dr. David Squires, Assistant Professor of IDET at A&M-Corpus Christi.
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