Why ODU for Instructional Design & Technology?

Experts in instructional design and technology are in demand in every industry that relies on training, education or continuing education, from the military to healthcare to education itself. Our rigorous IDT program provides you with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory, research, and practical application to meet current and future challenges in this field.

Our program offers the flexibility for you to pursue your individual interests, such as:

  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Message Design
  • Distance Education
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Design of Technology-Mediated Instruction
  • Human Performance Technology
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

You also have the opportunity to earn a Modeling and Simulation certificate in Education & Training as part of this degree. The four courses in the certificate will provide you with a fundamental understanding of modeling and simulation techniques coupled with targeted coursework in the design and use of simulation and gaming technologies for instructional settings.

Upon graduation, you will earn a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Instructional Design & Technology.