Master's Program

 

 

Terry Wilhelmi

Master of Science
Technology for Education and Training
University of South Dakota

 
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The Master's degree (M.S.) in Technology for Education and Training (TET) at the University of South Dakota prepares people to become capable consumers, producers, and managers of educational technology resources. This program focuses on an instructional systems approach and the principles of learning design. By capitalizing on their content expertise and experiential backgrounds in different professions, students further develop their skills to apply technological tools to the learning process. Students with a master's degree will be able to plan and effectively use various types of hardware and software needed for the production of technology-based instruction.

Mission Statement
The Division of Technology for Education and Training prepares leaders in the planning, use, and evaluation of current and emerging technologies for education and training in school and non-school settings. This mission is accomplished by:

  • promote the systematic use of technology and the development of multimedia learning systems;
  • provide a foundation in theory, policy development, and social issues that relates to technology while promoting rural economic development;
  • focusing research, service, and professional development on efficient and effective
    learning models as enhanced by technology in education, business, and government;
  • leading in the study and use of the Professional Development Center model to deliver
    instructional programs to the state, region, and international communities;
  • promoting societal change and development through linkages with communities and organizations;
  • collaborating in its curriculum development efforts with other units on- and off campus; and
  • employing the reflective decision-making model of the School of Education in teaching, research, and service.
  Goals
The goals of the Division of Technology for Education and Training are:
 
  • promote the systematic use of technology for the development of multimedia and
    distance learning environments;
  • provide a theoretical base for the appropriate use of technology in education and
    training;
  • assist the citizens of South Dakota to address their information literacy, knowledge
    management, and other technological needs for the purpose of promoting rural economic development;
  • provide a systemic approach to professional growth and development;
  • create, promote, and facilitate partnerships and collaborative efforts with communities and organizations that provide educational and economic development opportunities;
  • collaborate in its curriculum development efforts for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary purposes with other units on- and off-campus;
  • employ the reflective decision-making model of the School of Education in teaching,
    research, and service;
  • provide a framework for systemic change based on understanding organizations as
    living, dynamic systems;
  • promote an understanding of how technologies impact instructional development,
    processes, and strategies; and
  • facilitate a research and development agenda that integrates theory and practice in the
    use of technologies in education and training.
 

"Teaching someone what you have learned is one of the best ways to learn.
We might think of it as an eighth way of learning!"
Davis & Davis in Managing Your Own Learning

 
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Technology for Education and Training Division

TET Mission Statement and Goals

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