Design of Learning Technologies

Major: Design of Learning Technologies
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13.0607
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-9099

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science major in Design of Learning Technologies (DLT) prepares students to build the next generation of information and computing technology for learning. Students learn interdisciplinary skills and knowledge necessary to design, develop, and implement technology-enhanced learning environments for a variety of settings.

Students in the major will be exposed to three major themes in their coursework:

  • Cognition and Learning: Cognitive/mental processes and representations underlying knowledge and skill acquisition
  • Culture and Society: Social, cultural, and organizational aspects of teaching and learning, in and outside of schools
  • Design and Technology: Design and evaluation techniques to enable the development of new and emerging technologies to support learning and teaching

Work across these themes is coordinated to facilitate the development of expertise on the design of learning technologies grounded in strong theories of learning for a wide range of educational contexts (e.g., classrooms, museum exhibits, after-school, summer camps, etc.), audiences (e.g., teachers, students, corporations, children, adults, etc.), and learning environments.

The curriculum combines knowledge of how people learn, learning technology design, and child/adolescent development from the School of Education with design courses in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and computational thinking courses in the College of Computing and Informatics. Co-op experiences may include work at software and design companies, non-profits, cultural institutions, or research environments where there are needs for individuals with training in both learning theories and computational design.

Graduates of the program will have strong skills in applying theory to the creation of educational and learning environments. With hands-on courses focused on human learning and technology design, the Design of Learning Technologies major combines expertise in the foundations of education with design and technical expertise that is central for best practices of the application, development, and use of technologies throughout our lifetimes.

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