EDIT prepares educators and instructional technology professionals to provide opportunities for growth to and contribution to the field and society through research and practice seek to Improve learning and performance.
EDIT vision is to become a learning instructional technology program through cutting-edge research, teaching, service. Graduates will serve as a change agent bringing in effective use of technology process and resources to address learning and performance needs in diverse settings.
The EDIT master’s and doctoral programs are unique among instructional technology programs across the country because of their comprehensiveness (few IT programs incorporate needs assessment & evaluation methods throughout each phase of the curricula) and their three-pronged focus on effectiveness, efficiency, and creativity.
The Instructional Technology program was founded to prepare instructional technology professionals:
- with the knowledge and skills in design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of materials, processes, and resources to enhance learning in educational and business settings and
- who are committed to respecting diversity among people, and who ascribe to the highest of ethical standards and practice in the field of instructional technology.
The program includes a solid foundation in research, curriculum, and teaching skills with an emphasis in instructional design, and educational technology.
Program Goals, Objectives and Competencies
The overall goals and objectives of the Educational Instructional Technology program
at Texas Tech University embrace the 2008 definition of instructional technology endorsed
by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning
and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological
processes and resources .
The goals for students in EDIT revolve around the following
six broad areas of Instructional Technology.
- Theories and models of instructional design;
- Development of instructional materials through a variety of technologies based on
theories and models of instructional design;
- Utilization of processes and resources to promote learning;
- Management of technologies, resources and development for instructional purposes;
- Evaluation of programs, projects, and materials; and
- Critical analysis of research, trends and issues related to the field of instructional
Masters (M.Ed.) in Educational and Instructional Technology
- The Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology is offered completely online.
- Master’s Program Handbook
Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational and Instructional Technology
- The Doctoral Degree in Instructional Technology is a offered on the TTU main campus
with some courses offered online.
- Doctoral Program Handbook
Career Opportunities with this degree
The EDIT graduate programs prepare instructional technology professionals for leadership
roles in public school and college level education, for training positions in business
and industry, and for leadership roles in distance education.