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The Master of Education in Educational Technology - Health Professions Applications prepares participants to deliver educational content and skills using new and developing instructional technologies. The target audience includes:
- Faculty in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate health professions, including medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, and the allied health professions.
- Undergraduate and graduate students in health professional programs who anticipate careers in education.
- Staff members in educational departments who want to enhance their understanding and skills of the new and developing technologies.
Participants will not only learn new and emerging technologies, but also will experience them as students. Courses are a blend of online and in-class courses. Online courses include synchronous weekly webinars with sessions recorded for those unable to attend the “live” sessions. Using current and emerging technologies, participants learn innovative and progressive approaches and practice implementing them in a learning environment. Some of the technologies that are woven throughout the program include:
- Web conferencing
- Digital video creation
- Posting videos on YouTube
- Web page development
- Accessibility for online learning
- Simulation development and training
- Standardized patient education
- Peer learning with new technologies
- Using technology at the bedside
Classes are taught in a condensed 7-week format, and most are entirely online. Students use technologies such as Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing, Camtasia, Weebly, YouTube, and others while in the program. Here are some of the topics and theories taught in the classes.
- How people learn
- Backward design
- Designing PowerPoint to minimize cognitive load
- Instructional Design
- Learner-centered teaching
- Active learning
Sheri Stover, Program Director
All Educational Technology Program Options
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
- GPA of 3.0 of higher on any previous graduate work, if applicable
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores in the 50th percentile or better.
- Entrance Essay: Please include a short essay with your application that answers the following questions (see below). Your essay should not exceed 1,000 words or two pages (whichever comes first). You will upload the essay to your application.
- Why do you want to become an Instructional Designer or take these courses about Instructional Design?
- Please provide specific examples describing your experience using educational technologies, multimedia technologies, or other technologies and how these experiences would help you to become an Instructional Designer. Examples of relevant experience could include, but are not limited to, training classes, certificates, minors, or degrees in these areas. Provide links to examples of work samples or a digital portfolio, if applicable.
*NOTE: The entrance essay is waived for those transitioning from the IDDL-1 Certificate to the M.Ed.
Two Options to Waive the GRE Exam or MAT Exam
- Option 1: The requirement to take the GRE or MAT exam is waived if the applicant's cumulative undergraduate GPA (from all schools attended) is 3.0 or higher or if the applicant has a previous master's degree.
- Option 2: The requirement to take the GRE or MAT exam is waived if the applicant was accepted to Wright State University's IDDL-1 certificate program and receives a cumulative grade point of 3.5 or higher for the first three IDDL-1 courses. A cumulative grade point of 3.5 or higher for these three courses must be earned in the first attempt and cannot be earned through course repeats.
**NOTE: The student is responsible for all application fees for the certificate and M.Ed. programs.
All of the Educational Technology programs are currently rolling admission. Apply at least six weeks prior to the term of enrollment.
Submit to the Graduate School:
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (except Wright State).
- Official GRE or MAT scores if applicable.
- Entrance essay (See guidelines above under Admission Requirements.)
The Masters of Education in Educational Technology - Health Professions Applications is offered in partnership with:
How do I register for courses?
Registration takes place online via WINGS Express. For guidance, refer to step-by-step registration directions (PDF).
What courses should I register for each semester?
EDT 8110 (Learning in a Digital World) is the required first course in the Ed Tech M.Ed. - HPA program. The attached course guide (PDF) gives a tentative outline of the semesters and terms when Ed Tech M.Ed. - HPA courses are offered.
How do I find out what textbooks are required for my courses?
Textbook information is available through the WSU Bookstore. For guidance, refer to step-by-step textbook directions (PDF).
Are non-print resources, such as hardware or software, required for the courses in this program?
Because IDDL-1 and IDDL-2 courses meet online using Pilot Live, students need to be able to participate in online discussions. Therefore, students will need to obtain a headset with earphones and a microphone. The preferred brand is the LogiTech USB H530 headset.
In addition, some classes require students to have software applications such as Snagit and Camtasia, which are available at the TechSmith website shop.techsmith.com under "Education Pricing."
When registering for an online or web-only course, students should make a point to read any notes associated with the course. Notes are accessed by clicking on the Course Reference Number (CRN) associated with the course in WINGS Express. Notes often provide further information and instructions that students need to know, including any hardware / software requirements.
How do I access my online courses?
Online courses take place in Pilot, WSU's learning management system. For guidance, refer to step-by-step Pilot directions (PDF).
What IDOL courses have equivalents in the Ed Tech M.Ed.-HPA Program?
If you previously took courses in the Instructional Design for Online Learning (IDOL) certificate program and now desire to complete the M.Ed. in Educational Technology-Health Professions Applications program, the IDOL course(s) you took can substitute for courses in the current program.
Equivalent New Course
EDL 7200 (Analysis of Teaching)
EDT 8110 (Learning in a Digital World)
EDT 8390 (Instructional Design & Online Learning)
EDT 8120 (Instructional Design for Digital Learning)
EDT 8490 (Making Online Courses Interactive)
EDT 8130 (Making Online Courses Interactive)
EDT 8590 (Learning Management Systems & Evaluation)
EDL 8140 (Learning Management Systems & Evaluation)
Note: Students must complete all requirements for a master's degree within seven years.