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Special Emphasis: Digital Technologies and Education

What are the emerging trends in the contemporary educational technology landscape? Given the thousands and thousands of educational apps and web-based technologies available to teachers, where are we seeing potential?

The Digital Technologies and Education Emphasis engages educators in an examination of technology and its effective use in educational contexts. Drawing on research from the fields of the learning sciences, psychology, diversity studies, and information and communication technology, learners deepen their understanding of such topics as computational thinking, gamification of learning, online knowledge communities, social media, immersive simulations, technology and assessment, mobile devices and knowledge building.


Students in the Digital Technologies and Education Emphasis are expected to take three or more of the following courses:

Core Digital Technologies and Education Courses:
CTL1602H Introduction to Computers in Education
CTL1603H Introduction to Knowledge Building
CTL1606H Computers in the Curriculum
CTL1608H Constructive Learning and Design of Online Environments
CTL1609H Educational Applications of Computer-Mediated Communication
CTL5015H Social Media and Education
CTL5016H Instructional Design: Beyond the Lecture
CTL5308H Exploring Children's and Youth's Digital Literacies in a Networked World
CTL1799H 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment
CTL1923H Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing in Education
CTL1926H Knowledge Media and Learning

Affiliated Courses:
CTL7016H Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Issues and Activities
CTL3799H Technology, Language and Literacy
ADP1294H Technology, Psychology and Play
LHA1195H Technology@Work: The Internet in Workplace Learning and Change
SJE1447H Technology and Education
SJE2999H Technology, the Environment and Education


Applications for 2019-20 are now open!  Apply to the CSTD Master of Education program and indicate your interest in the Digital Technologies and Education Emphasis in your Statement of Intent.