BS in Industrial Technology
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE—Occupational Technical Studies
Industrial Technology Emphasis
This 120-hour program is designed to prepare students to enter industry as supervisors, technical managers or trainers. Industrial Technology is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. Industrial Technology is primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems
MS Ed or PhD in Instructional Design and Technology
The Instructional Design and Technology program at Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education provides graduate students with a foundation in instructional design, cognitive theory, and research. The program offers both Master of Science (MS Ed) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees to students who attend classes either on our main campus in Norfolk, Virginia or via a unique distance learning option available to students who reside elsewhere. Our faculty engages students in a rigorous course of study tailored to meet individual educational and career interests. Research opportunities and course work ensures that all students receive a solid foundation in Instructional Design
Instructional Design Theory
Human Performance Technology
Gaming and Simulation
Evaluation & Assessment
Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology
Quantitative and Qualitative Research
What is Instructional Technology?
The Association for Educational Communication (AECT) defines instructional technology as, "the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources" (Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2006).
Why get an advanced degree in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)?
If you are in the military:
The field of instructional design and technology plays an important role in the design and presentation of military training. Many prominent instructional designers in the field began their professional careers designing training for the military during World War II, and in the 1970's, the military began using a systematic approach to the development of training.
If you are in business and industry:
The field of IDT is rapidly expanding in business and industry and some of the most prominent instructional design efforts took place in business and industry over the last 25 years. Areas in IDT such as human performance and technology have improved organizational performance.