The University of Colorado Denver's Learning Design and Technology (LDT) program offers graduate and undergraduate opportunities: 

  • MA in Learning Design and Technology
  • Graduate-level certificates in Highly Effective School Libraries, Leadership in Learning Design and Technology, Learning Experience Design, Online Teaching and Learning, and Open Digital Pedagogy
  • Minor in Digital Media Design for Learning
  • EdD in Leadership for Equity - Professional Learning and Technology

The LDT program focuses on the use of learning design and technology to better support learning and engagement in a variety of settings. LDT students complete fully online courses that address relevant, emerging learning design and technology topics such as active and experiential pedagogy, media and maker projects, integration of technology, blended and online learning, open educational resources, digital storytelling, creative instructional materials design, and technology adoption and leadership.

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The Learning Design and Technology Program has helped me discover new talents, opportunities, and goals for my future. When I began the program, I saw it as a direct pathway toward gaining a higher salary and possibly a district-level position, such as a Learning and Technology Coach or Instructional Technology Coordinator. While these are still options moving forward, I am now interested in a wider range of careers, such as teaching at the college level, developing curriculum, or creating and facilitating professional development. The skills learned and knowledge acquired have helped immensely in my current role and will continue to help as I someday look for new opportunities. I am excited about the newfound confidence and possibilities that this program has helped me discover, and I know that these outlooks will continue to evolve beyond graduation. - Jodi Garner, Spring 2020 MA graduate
My experience in the LDT program has been extremely valuable and I appreciate the support and instruction I have received along the way. I feel much more prepared as an educator and I am better equipped to be a leader in eLearning and design in any context (K-12, adult learning). One of my main goals in enrolling in the LDT program was to become a leader in an educational environment that is constantly changing and evolving. I knew that by keeping a status quo mindset in my career in education would potentially result in burnout. I wanted to grow as a professional within the field of education, so I analyzed ways in which I could do this. The first thing that came to mind was educational technologies. In the LDT program, I can positively say that I achieved this goal. - Kevin McDougall, Spring 2020 MA graduate
As I reflect on my experience in the Learning Design and Technology program, I realize that I have not only grown in the [professional] competency areas, but have gained new confidence in my role as an adult educator and instructional designer. Many of my projects meet multiple competencies, and it’s rewarding to have one place to showcase these accomplishments. I’ve learned to utilize new tools, seek research and advice, and collaborate with others under pressure. My instructors have been instrumental in pushing me outside of my comfort zone and providing me with detailed and necessary feedback to be successful. I am thankful for this experience and the relationships I have formed throughout this journey. My educational experience has provided me with the experience, knowledge, and skills to grow as a professional and navigate new roles. - Jessica Zhivotovsky, Training Specialist, RingCentral & Spring 2020 MA graduate
This was an incredible life-changing learning experience for me. Not only did this program allow me to come out of my shell creatively and encourage the exploration of digital tools, my confidence increased tremendously in my skill and competency. I am excited for the prospects of continuing educational growth in learning design. Thank you for your role in my education and learning process! - Hethyr Fouse, Spring 2020 MA graduate
As is likely true for many in my cohort, I was inspired to enter this program to grow professionally and personally. The concepts of life-long learning,Communities of Practice, and building learning networks were very new to me, but I feel they have helped me to reboot my professional identity and learn how to belong and be in proximity with other learning and technology professionals. As I begin a new job in an exciting organization, I know I will continue to mine the learning and connections I have created with my peers and professors and be able to contribute to an ever-widening circle of LDT’ers from this program. Thank you very much for the guidance, feedback, and support each of you has provided to me and my colleagues. - Vicki Murray-Kurzban, Spring 2020 MA graduate
The LDT program has taught me and exposed me to a lot of experiences useful in my career. First, I joined the program in the hope that I would learn the technology and design that I would apply in my classes. I achieved this objective as I have learned multiple tools and creative design skills I did not know at the beginning of a program. Also, I have had the opportunity to interact with multiple professionals and qualified instructional designers, from whom I learned a lot, including instruction designs, learning models, and website designs that would suit many learners, among others. Therefore, I’m highly certain that the skills and experiences I have acquired in this program will blend in well with the job requirements and responsibilities in my career. - Claudia Bullon, Spring 2020 MA graduate
Coming to the end of this program is bittersweet. While I am incredibly excited to finish and earn my degree, I am sad that I will no longer be in a constant learning environment. I have had the pleasure of having amazing instructors for all of my courses. Each learning experience was unique and I have truly enjoyed the entire journey. I know that this degree will open many doors for me, as this field can be relayed to a job position in every industry. I am grateful that I had a wonderful experience that has given me the knowledge and skills I need to advance on a career path that I am passionate about. - Karen Gonzales, Spring 2020 MA graduate