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Why Instructional Technology?

In the Creativity Age, you can enhance your professional power and add substantively to your organization by honing your skill in helping others learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Instructional Technology is an interdisciplinary field that can sharpen your abilities to critically and creatively analyze the performance problems of employees or students. Once analyzed, Instructional Technologists envision flexible solutions to those problems, design creative strategies for bringing their visions to life, produce a variety of multimedia innovations, and evaluate how well their own solutions, strategies, and innovations added value to the organization for which they work.

Instructional Technology at SIUE

SIUE's Instructional Technology (IT) program was nationally ranked in 2018 for excellence and affordability.  In 2019, the IT program was nationally ranked as a top 25 affordable Master's degree in teaching. The IT program is 100% online and is structured to help you develop your skills as a creative design thinker.  In most courses, your work will be applied as you put into the world your own Instructional Technology creations--not a lot of quizzes, tests, exams and "playing school" in this program!  You will learn how to design by designing. 

Check out Instructional Technology graduate student, Maile Signorotti, being featured on "Learning Pro Introductions."  She discusses how the graduate program in Instructional Technology is preparing her for a career as an instructional designer.

Within IT, you can earn a variety of credentials suitable for listing on your resume, including three-course Professional Development Sequences (PDSs), six-course certificates, and the Master’s of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree.  During the fall and spring semester, most courses are sixteen weeks long; during the summer, abbreviated-term courses are common.  To learn about specific offerings, please click on the "overview" link on the left-hand side of this page.  Please check out our "Hot Opportunities for 2019" on the left-hand side of this page, as well.

To learn more about IT at SIUE, contact . . . .

Dave S. Knowlton, Ed.D.,
Professor and Graduate Program Director of Instructional Technology
Phone: 618.650.3948

IT Faculty

Erick Baer, Ed.D., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Christina Heilig, M.S.Ed.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Dave S. Knowlton, Ed.D.,
University of Memphis

Yuliang Liu, Ph.D.,
Texas A & M University

Renee Neal, Ed.D.,
University of Memphis

Lynn Williams, M.Ed.,
Walden University

Michael Williams, M.Ed.,
Walden University
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