The goal of UMUC's Distance Education Technology program is to educate managers and leaders in the field of distance education, not specialists in technology. The objective of this specialization is to train managers who manage technology related aspects of distance education program development, including setting up appropriate technology configurations, selecting tools, managing the technology related aspect of media integration, course design, and development. However, the manager should also be critically aware of the intricate relationship of globalization and ITC's (Information and Communication Technologies) which exert a considerable influence in reshaping distance education.
Acquire the education you need to effectively manage essential technology-related aspects of the distance education program development, including setting up appropriate technology configurations, selecting tools, media integration, course design, and development. The UMUC Master of Distance Education - Distance Education Technology specialization builds on the core course – Technology in Distance Education – which gives grounding in the relevant history pertaining to media and technology in distance education. The course sets a framework guiding the appropriate technology choice. The specialization builds on that with two further specialized courses providing an in depth understanding of both asynchronous and synchronous technologies.
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