Learning, Design, and Technology

The graduate programs in Learning, Design, and Technology at UNC Charlotte provide "an in-depth understanding of learning sciences, instructional and educational technology, technology integration, online learning and multimedia production" (LDT Program Overview, UNC Charlotte Academic Catalog, 2022). The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning includes foundational courses in the LDT field, plus coursework in instructional design, multimedia development, and program assessment. Each course incorporates hands-on Instructional Design projects to help students become practitioners from the very beginning of the program.

My Philosophy on Learning, Design, & Technology

I have been interested in online teaching, curriculum development, and instructional design throughout my career, and so recently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate program in Learning, Design, & Technology (LDT) a the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. LDT is a field that seeks to understand how people learn, and then to apply that understanding to develop instructional methods and materials appropriate to a specific context, content, set of learners, and instructional goal. As a developing LDT practitioner in Higher Education, I plan to support faculty as they develop course materials and integrate technology in meaningful ways; I also want to ensure that my institution leverages online learning and instructional technology to support impactful educational experiences helmed by high-quality faculty.