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This program requires attendance at a once-per-year on-site meeting to meet state residency requirements. The mandatory Annual Doctoral Meeting is typically a 4-day event during the fall semester at the UNT Denton campus.
The online Ph.D. in Learning Technologies focuses on understanding and expanding the synergy of technology and learning/instructional systems theory. Graduates of the program are prepared to accept appointments at universities and organizations whose mission is the creation, instruction, or testing of innovative applications of instructional and educational technology in academic and corporate settings. Graduates work as faculty, teachers, instructional designers, directors of distance education, technology coordinators, trainers, and other positions in the instructional, educational, and learning technology fields.
A successful doctoral candidate will demonstrate proficiency in both process and content areas. Process proficiency refers to the skills and knowledge that graduates use in the course of being contributing scholars/practitioners; whereas, content areas proficiency is the deep domain-specific knowledge and skills which form the foundation of our discipline. These activities are supported through mentoring and student-centered study and research.