Course Summary

Course Description

Purdue University’s online MSEd in Learning Design and Technology gives you vital knowledge and innovative techniques to design and deliver effective instructional materials whether you’re teaching in a classroom or training in a boardroom.

The online MSEd in Learning Design and Technology at Purdue University requires 33 credit hours and you will graduate with an understanding of:

  • New Technology
    Understand new applications in education and corporate training
  • Instructional Design Principles
    Develop effective training and support materials
  • Instructional Materials and Programs
    Design, develop, and implement programs that support your desired learning outcomes

This program is fully online and is intended to be completed from your existing location. No campus visits are required and the program does not support visa applications.


Required Courses (27 credit hours)

  • EDCI 513000: Foundations of Learning Design and Technology: An Introduction to the field (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 53100: Learning Theories and ID (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56900: Introduction to E-Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57200: Learning Systems Design (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57300: Instructional Development Practicum (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57700: Strategic Assessment and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 66000A: Learning Design and Technology Seminar I (1 credit hour)
  • EDCI 66000B: Learning Design and Technology Seminar II (1 credit hour)
  • EDCI 67000: Learning Design and Technology Portfolio (1 credit hour)
  • EDCI 67200: Advanced Practices in Learning Systems Design (3 credit hours)

    Select one of the following two classes:

  • EDCI 56400 Integration and Management of Computers in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 52800: Human Performance Technology (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (total of 6 credit hours)

  • EDCI 56600: Educational Applications of Hypermedia (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56800: Partnering with Web-based Tools for Learner-centered Environments (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57500: Foundations of Distance Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 58800: Motivation and Instructional Design (3 credit hours)

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